Learn More

Francis Duggan


No Respect Dude


No respect dude the teenager said
Unhappy with me for not honouring the war dead
But his idea of what is respect is quite different to mine
He has his opinions and that suits me fine.

The making of a young soldier in some future day
To fight in a war from his homeland far away
For by his own admission that is all he aspires for to be
The heroes to him are not heroes to me.

Perhaps of emulating his ancestor the teenager does dream
But those he sees as heroes are not mine it does seem
My heroes believe in live and let live
And any perceived wrongs of the past are happy to forgive.

No respect dude words from one quite young
Perhaps one day too his praises will be sung
And though he may not survive to march in the war parade
At his grave site the last post for him will be played.

My advice to no respect dude is live long as you can
And forget about war live to be an old man
And watch your great grandchildren in the children's playground play
For life is for living as some are known to say.

Submitted: Saturday, September 13, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (No Respect Dude by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  6. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Expression Eruption: Confidence, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  2. An Indian English Ph.D. Thesis On Modern.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. the half truth, Dr Puneet Aggarwal
  4. Argumentative ones, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Love children, gajanan mishra
  6. 25 December 2014, Pranab K. Chakraborty
  7. Wipe out terrorism, gajanan mishra
  8. The hilarious children., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. Let us discuss poems, gajanan mishra
  10. Eyes Tell a Story, Rohit Sapra
[Hata Bildir]