Broken Poet is a collection of lyrics and short stories fueled by the true-life experiences and exploits of a man wandering through middle age in the sometimes dark and addicted cruel back alleys of South Florida.
Broken Poet writes in a frank, direct manner to tell stories. Stories ranging from a homeless vet strolling into a Church on Christmas Eve to a man waking up the night after an affair with a married woman. Sometimes the language can be raw and unflattering, in the mold of Bukowski. However, the stories and the lyrics, if truly understood, leave the reader with a silver lining of hope. The grace and wonder of religion, miracles, and the beauty of tomorrow are balanced against the darkness and pain of day to day life.
About the Author:
C. David Durkee is a litigation attorney in Coconut Grove, Florida. He has lived in Miami since 1979. He has seen Miami grow from a city that had as many self-pick strawberry fields as fashion models to a city that earned Time magazine’s title “Paradise Lost.” As he likes to tell those who will listen, he has lived, loved and lost. He writes through the eyes of a person who has seen and felt the stories he writes. A spiritual person who conveys hope for tomorrow, despite the difficulties of life today.