Francis Duggan

One Sided Love - Poem by Francis Duggan

They are parted by the ocean and he has not seen her for some while
And poor lovesick John feels lonely and he pines for Mary Doyle
And he never will forget her with blue eyes and raven hair
And he constantly dream of her she has got him in love's snare

It's a long, long way from Ireland near five thousand miles away
From the village by the mountain and the fields of Ballybay
To the city of Chicago in distant U.S.A.
And though Johnny pines for Mary in old Ireland he will stay.

Mean while Mary in Chicago has been having a great time
Wined and dined by a wealthy Yankee many years beyond his prime
And she's forgotten all about Johnny and to him doesn't even write
He is just a peasant fellow out of mind and out of sight.

Money speaks all kinds of languages wise men have been known to say
And Mary spare no thought for Johnny never loved him anyway
And he drives his father's tractor around the farm at Ballybay
Thinking of a dark haired woman in Chicago U.S.A.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 15, 2008

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