and fuck editorials – unless you have a God complex

a reporter regurgitates
a journalist investigates
a reporter stirs the hornet nest
a journalist gets 3 sources
a reporter points at genies
a journalist has ears open and one more question

a reporter spits it out
a journalist looks back and digs through archives
a reporter goes home at end of shift
a journalist remembers history and sees the potential future

a journalist will look around and sees the ‘what if’s’
a reporter smiles and picks up the mic or asks for their own column

a journalist – picks up the pen – and sweats…….

About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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