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Demands of Life

written by: Patrick Doran


The practicalities of life
grab you by the throat
demanding you explain
all those words that you wrote,

The realities of life
have landed at your feet
demanding you apologise to
the people you tried to cheat.

The meaning of life
has finally arrived in your head
demanding answers to why
you thought you may be better off dead.

The love of your life
is standing at your door
demanding to know why
it was her you chose to ignore.

Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran

Pat Doran was a truck driver for over thirty years. He found himself used to the solitude of the open roads and the long hours. During these years he would think up little stories and often poems to help pass away the time. Then after an illness which prevented him from working he started to write his thoughts and ideas down. Two years later he has published three books of poetry, The 50 Year Old Poet, Gentle Soul and most recently Beautiful Sky. As well as writing his fourth collection he's currently working on a book of short stories. Pat lives in Enniscorthy which is situated in the south east of Ireland.
Patrick Doran

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