Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

321. A Memory From Childhood 1/31/2008
322. A Memory From Nineteen Fifty Seven 1/19/2008
323. A Memory From Puck Fair 6/19/2008
324. A Memory From The Past 7/17/2008
325. A Memory From The Past That Today I Recall 6/27/2016
326. A Memory I Remember 6/7/2008
327. A Memory Of Destroyed Beauty 12/31/2007
328. A Memory Of First Love 1/5/2008
329. A Memory Of Mcloughlins Beach 7/20/2008
330. A Memory Of St Davids 1/6/2008
331. A Memory Of The Old Glasheen Rill 7/23/2008
332. A Memory Of The Wood By Mushera Mountain 3/20/2008
333. A Memory To Cherish 4/29/2008
334. A Memory To Cherish And For To Retain 8/1/2008
335. A Memory To Remember 2/1/2008
336. A Mere Fact Of Life 7/16/2016
337. A Mere Infidel 6/1/2008
338. A Mere Mortal 6/19/2008
339. A Mere Shadow Of The Man 6/15/2016
340. A Message Here For All You Poets 4/7/2008
341. A Migrant From Cork City 12/8/2008
342. A Migrant From Duhallow 7/19/2008
343. A Migrant From Elsewhere 11/30/2008
344. A Migrant From Macroom 4/28/2008
345. A Migrant From Sliabh Luachra 1/29/2010
346. A Migrant Here 7/25/2008
347. A Migrant Here And A Stranger There 3/12/2008
348. A Migrant In His Seventies 6/6/2008
349. A Migrant In This Land I'Ll Always Be 1/1/2008
350. A Migrant In Wonthaggi 1/20/2008
351. A Migrant's New Year 6/10/2008
352. A Mild Night In September 6/1/2008
353. A Mild Winter Day 8/6/2008
354. A Millstreet Christmas 4/11/2016
355. A Misguided President Of War 7/6/2008
356. A Misunderstanding 1/8/2008
357. A Modern Poetic Legend 7/27/2008
358. A Moment Of Weakness 1/26/2008
359. A Monarch Of The Sky 4/2/2016
360. A Monogamous Man 5/20/2016
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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