Francis Duggan

A Smokescreen

In the news headlines we hear of a well known footballer's suspension rubbed out for three weeks for pushing an umpire
The powers that be must think we all are silly of such trivia one can so quickly tire
The huge coverage of sports 'twould seem a smokescreen for the major problems that we have today
And everybody not a sports fanatic despite what the sporting powerbrokers say.

We hear so much about this big game in September but who will win or lose won't cause me any care
And I'm not alone in my lack of sporting interest for people
like me are not all that rare
No not everyone is a sporting fanatic if that were the case how boring life would be
There's more to life of course than sports and football there's many other things to do and see.

In the daily papers far too many sporting stories such trivial matters given too much space
Yet not everybody is a sports fanatic and major stories take a minor place
We don't read or hear much about the poor and needy about life's big picture far too few wish to know
And on stories of life many hard luck cases not very many interest ever show.

Submitted: Monday, February 04, 2008
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Smokescreen by Francis Duggan )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Your Feet, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love .., Pablo Neruda
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
[Hata Bildir]