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 ...
Her shoulder length wavy hair is as dark as the wing of a crow
The girl from Echuca where the brown Murray flow
Of it's long winding journey of three hundred kilometers or more
That ends in South Australia at the Pacific shore
With brown eyes and a beautiful smile on her beautiful face
She has the brown skin of her Indigenous Race
The type of young woman young men wish to know
Twenty year old Kathy has the inner glow
She lives and works in Carlton in Melbourne but there she will not stay