Francis Duggan

Billy - Poem by Francis Duggan

Seen as unsuccessful and nagged by his wife
But Billy will tell you his is not a bad life
Every evening after work he's in the pub until late
And he is one who is not short of a mate.

He knows his wife Wendy is having an affair
But that does not bother him he does not care
From each other love secrets they refuse to hide
And he too is having his bit on the side.

He reckons the cause of their bad marriage is they married too young
And Wendy is fiery with a caustic tongue
His love for the alcohol to her condemnation did lead
But on her mission to change him she did not succeed.

From work to the pub for drinks with his mates
To talk about women and their favourite football greats
On saturday and sunday he is with his girl friend and in her flat with her he sleep
His marriage vows to him are seen as quite cheap.

His only mate at home is Pedro his dog
But he has got a lover and he likes his grog
A young man in his prime unsuccesful some say
But Billy will tell you that life is okay.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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