Francis Duggan Poems
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 ...
Time That Rusts Iron
Time that rusts iron has left me balding and gray
And physically i have known a far better day
But i hope for to live for as long as i can
And die in my sleep without pain as a very old man
In Claraghatlea in Millstreet my journey in life began
And there i did enjoy my youthful elan
But the lust of the wander did lure me far south
Of the home of the badger, the rook and brown trout
To the home of echidna and koala and roo