Francis Duggan


Francis Duggan Poems

761. Arguably John Clare 3/18/2009
762. Around Kallista 5/8/2008
763. Around Penshurst 5/11/2008
764. Arrogant Men 1/17/2009
765. Arrogant Old Men 7/25/2008
766. Arrogant People 12/19/2007
767. Arrogant People Have Never Been Rare 6/22/2008
768. Arrogant People I Meet Every Day 3/17/2009
769. Arthritic Johnny 1/13/2008
770. Artic Waders 2/24/2008
771. As A Claraghatlea Man 12/30/2009
772. As A Narcissist 1/10/2009
773. As A Poet He's Celebrated 8/5/2008
774. As A Rhymer 1/7/2010
775. As A Young Man 7/15/2008
776. As Aussie As Can Be 1/12/2009
777. As Bob Dylan Said 1/28/2009
778. As Darkness Does Fall 6/19/2008
779. As Dead As The Dodo 8/9/2008
780. As Different As Can Be 1/10/2009
781. As Different Can Be 9/16/2009
782. As For Me I'Ve Been Lucky 4/24/2009
783. As I Walked On The Beach 7/31/2008
784. As If Life Without Power 6/14/2008
785. As If They Have Their Own Identity 5/20/2008
786. As Long As 11/20/2008
787. As Long As The Gift Of Memory 4/24/2009
788. As Long As You 8/31/2009
789. As Long As You'Ve Not Harmed Any Other 6/21/2008
790. As Lucky As Lucky Can Be 12/8/2008
791. As Mick Cooley Said 6/29/2008
792. As Mortal As You Or As I 6/5/2009
793. As Nice A Person 7/17/2008
794. As People As Such 6/20/2009
795. As People We All Are So Different 3/12/2008
796. As Some Are Known To Say 10/9/2009
797. As Some Men Grow Older 1/28/2008
798. As The Dark Clouds Of Rain 1/18/2010
799. As The Sun Goes Down Red 4/18/2010
800. As We Drove Down Through Gippsland 2/10/2008
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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Makarora

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
redpoll
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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