Lone Wolf Tenor

‘Guns for peace is like fucking for virginity’
it’s a lone wolf tenor changing the anthem lyrics.
Now there’s a juxtaposition – which angers more?
the individual statements of vulgarity or the foolishness of either notion?
Wear your quick draw at all times – see how far it’s get you
see how fast society calls you a police officer pulling too quickly
instead of a vigilante hero who saved the day…
Jump ahead of government and change the lyrics before 3 readings approval
watch the internet explode and call you an all star terrorist of words.

This is the Year of Mercy – 365 days where we can change-
change ourselves – take mercy to one another
– or we can ignore everything that used to make sense
dwindle in numbers divine…
Forget who we stand on guard for
and be shocked when the next great pilgrimage does not bring
us into town for Sunday morning prayer
but instead forces us to search overseas in a paddle-less canoe…
Not knowing what God will say
about our human born ideals…

*(Guns) Bombs for peace is like fucking for virginity : statements on protest signs used during the Vietnam war

* Lone wolf tenor: a lone wolf tenor changed the Canadian anthem lyrics during the 2016 MLB all star game enraging people across Canada while their own govt is in the process of changing lines within the anthem…..

*365 days of mercy – Pope Francis has deemed 2016 the Year of Mercy


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 crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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