all this reactionary dark madness
ruling emotions by fear
counter attacks
released photos and records
all this darkness
-all this poor equality
this lack of understanding

justified shootings – vs justified killings
weapons and jerk knee reactions
pulled weapon list of procedures

wrong and wrong
both wrong
neither right

the dialogue never begins
trust of one another never starts

protest and vindication
victimize and criminalize
you and you
who killed you

all this darkness
all this lack of truth

all this – keep my gun and condemn

and the devil laughs knowing…..


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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