when nothing else matters

I MUST GET IN SHAPE FOR HER
I MUST GET IN SHAPE FOR HER

mantra push up 1
mantra chin up 2
mantra walk the dog

I MUST EAT BETTER FOR HER
I MUST EAT BETTER FOR HER

mantra in the mirror
mantra standing at toilet
mantra sitting on couch

I MUST DRESS BETTER FOR HER
I MUST DRESS BETTER FOR HER

mantra knowing she is noticed
mantra knowing he must mark territory
mantra knowing a lion must stay a lion

– i cannot wait for my man
– i cannot wait for my man

MANTRA WHILE DEPLOYED
MANTRA WHILE IN TRAINING
MANTRA WHILE BEING TASKED

– i can’t wait to see my kids
– i cant wait to see my kids

MANTRA WHILE ON THE PLANE
MANTRA WHILE ON THE BUS
MANTRA WHILE STANDING DOWN

-there she is
-there he is
-there they are

MANTRA IN A WHISPER
MANTRA IN A TEAR
MANTRA IN THE EMBRACE

…mantra silenced

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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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