Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

841. As Your Friends They Do Stay 7/25/2009
842. Asian Mynas 12/27/2009
843. Ask Not 7/13/2008
844. Ask One Other Than Me 4/29/2009
845. Ask Someone Other Than Me 5/12/2008
846. Aspirational People 3/25/2008
847. At A Time Of Your Life 5/28/2008
848. At Clarabeg 3/6/2008
849. At Inverloch 2/1/2008
850. At Late March In Old Kongwak 3/11/2008
851. At Least Another Spring 1/22/2016
852. At Least You Stand For Something Good 3/15/2008
853. At Night In Kallista 9/25/2008
854. At The End All The Same 7/18/2008
855. At The End Of The Rainbow 5/3/2008
856. At The Expense Of Others 8/6/2008
857. At The Fall Of The Despot -new- 2/5/2016
858. At The Foothills Of Mushera 5/11/2008
859. At The Funeral Of Sean Fay 4/20/2008
860. At The Grave Of The Unknown Soldier 6/16/2008
861. At The Penshurst Hotel 5/13/2008
862. At The Poetry Evening 2/5/2009
863. At The Start Of 09 1/12/2009
864. At This Stage Of My Existence 5/29/2008
865. At This Time Of Year 7/13/2008
866. At This Time Of Year In Duhallow 7/17/2008
867. At Times William Cowper 6/13/2008
868. Attica 2/19/2008
869. Aubane's Jilted Flower 2/16/2008
870. Auden's Time 3/6/2008
871. August The Thirtieth 3/19/2008
872. Aussie Brigitte Muir 1/13/2008
873. Aussie Joe 1/3/2008
874. Aussie Magpies 7/22/2008
875. Aussie Mick 1/8/2008
876. Austin Clarke 2/22/2008
877. Australia 1/15/2008
878. Australia An Ancient Land 1/23/2016
879. Australia Day 1998 1/25/2008
880. Australia Of The Dreamtime 6/16/2008
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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Return Of The Redwings

O'er hills and fields and moonlit rural town
The redwings in their thousands journey down
From cold northlands to southern places bound
Again they fly back to their wintering ground

In early November I can still recall
In colder weather towards end of the Fall
Of hearing redwings in the starry sky
The migrant thrushes give voice as they fly.

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