Treasure Island

Francis Duggan


I Only Want To Be A Better Person


I once was a man driven by ambition
But the dreams i had were really only small
And the moments of my life i thought were memorable
Now don't seem so memorable when them i recall.

I have my ups and downs like many others
And i always rise again after a fall
And i only wish for happiness in my life
And to be a better person that is all.

Like millions of migrants around the world
I live far distant from my native shore
Far from the brown bogs lush green fields and meadows
And the bracken hills from Millstreet to Rathmore.

I'm over sixty years and i'm still learning
From the mistakes that i have made before
I only want to treat all others fairly
And to be a better person nothing more.

My prime and better years are long behind me
I go through life an ordinary man
I once thought i might win fame through my verses
But everything in life don't go to plan.

No longer do i wish to become famous
And no longer do i yearn for renown
My dreams of fame and fortune gone forever
I lost them in the fields near Millstreet Town.

I only want to be a better person
And treat others as I'd want them treat me
And help out if i can but never hinder
And do my bit for World harmony.

From the mistakes of my past i am still learning
Before young children walk they have to crawl
I only want to live in peace with others
And to be a better person that is all.

Submitted: Thursday, December 27, 2007

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