Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

1. The Young Danny Boy -new- 8/25/2016
2. On The Passing Of Nelson Mandela -new- 8/25/2016
3. It Is True Enough Anyone Can Pen Rhyme -new- 8/25/2016
4. Compare Him To Old Jimmy The Rover -new- 8/25/2016
5. If You Look For The Worst In Others -new- 8/25/2016
6. Thomas Buchanan Read -new- 8/25/2016
7. Mushera Valley In December -new- 8/25/2016
8. Billy From Mallow -new- 8/25/2016
9. Most People Have A Hobby -new- 8/25/2016
10. So Lucky Are You -new- 8/25/2016
11. Out There In The Paddock -new- 8/25/2016
12. Shy People Find It Hard -new- 8/25/2016
13. True To My Rhyming Ways -new- 8/25/2016
14. From Worrying More Worries -new- 8/25/2016
15. Duhallow's Yarn Spinners -new- 8/25/2016
16. To Our Self Appointed Judges -new- 8/20/2016
17. The Great John Greenleaf Whittier -new- 8/20/2016
18. Good Memories Die With Us -new- 8/20/2016
19. As Some Would Tell You -new- 8/20/2016
20. The Old Hopkins River Is So Old In Time -new- 8/20/2016
21. From Her Cottage By The River -new- 8/21/2016
22. This Penning Of Rhyme For Me -new- 8/21/2016
23. We Belong To The Land -new- 8/21/2016
24. Knocknagree The High Village -new- 8/21/2016
25. When Last I Was In Wonthaggi -new- 8/21/2016
26. I Feel That I Have Been -new- 8/21/2016
27. The Stream From The Mountain -new- 8/21/2016
28. I Do Know Something Of Life -new- 8/21/2016
29. Jones Very -new- 8/21/2016
30. Those I Like To Know -new- 8/21/2016
31. November In Duhallow Is A Cold And Wet Time Of Year -new- 8/21/2016
32. The Tarwin -new- 8/21/2016
33. If You Are A Nice Person -new- 8/21/2016
34. Old Lazlo -new- 8/21/2016
35. Like A Hole In The Head -new- 8/22/2016
36. In Caherbarnagh In November -new- 8/22/2016
37. Your Past Lives As A Memory -new- 8/22/2016
38. The Key To The Door Of Success -new- 8/22/2016
39. Those Who Believe That All People Are Equal -new- 8/22/2016
40. Tomorrow For Me -new- 8/22/2016
Best Poem of Francis Duggan

Racism Is Around Me Everywhere

Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
But like they say sheer ignorance is bliss
Just like Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

Some people carry their honour in a flag
And of their Nationality they brag
They feel superior and they differentiate
And against those who are different they discriminate.

So many people still judged by their race
For such there never ought to be a place
'A fair go' those untruthful words I do recall
There is no such a thing as a 'fair go for all'.

Though we live in a so called ...

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Rocky peaks of Makarora in the summer wear their snow
And down the lush green grassy valley the clear mountain river flow
Songbirds piping in the beechwoods songthrush, bellbird and
This a place of peace and beauty Makarora has a soul.

These great mountains look no different than to when the first man came
They have a wild rugged beauty for want of a better name
To the coming generations these high peaks will look the same

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