Francis Duggan

Racism Is Around Me Everywhere - Poem by Francis Duggan

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 democracy
Of racism we never will be free
They judge you by where you come from and the colour of your skin
For many equality and respect seems impossible to win.

It's been awhile since the days of Martin Luther King
His name to it has a familiar ring
If against racism he did not choose to strive
Today the great man he would be alive.

So many holding the reins of power not spiritually aware
And racism is around me everywhere
And racism only leads to division and war
Just goes to show how ignorant some are.

Comments about Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan

  • Gold Star - 24,365 Points Liza Sud Russia (10/15/2015 2:30:00 AM)

    I didn't know that Racism still exists... sad. tragic. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 21,993 Points Melvina Germain (6/12/2015 8:21:00 PM)

    How true and on point this tell it like it is poem is. The color of ones skin has certainly been the rage of brutality in authoritative figures and in pubic who walk with hate in their eyes. When will it end, I wish I knew. Thank you for this well versed and truthful pome Francis..... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,239 Points Allotey Abossey (6/12/2015 11:32:00 AM)

    Well done my friend, your words express strong emotional detest for an ill mental asset of some people and I believe you are in the right line. Racism is bad racism must be stopped. God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 96,916 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/6/2015 7:58:00 PM)

    'A fair go' those untruthful words I do recall
    There is no such a thing as a 'fair go for all'... lovely lines...10

    racism is must
    to create trust
    and feel proud
    but not to hate loud (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,825 Points Amitava Sur (3/15/2015 7:21:00 AM)

    In centuries, the good people were the prey of racism
    Racists are butchering humanity from this earth.
    The idea of ' might is right', they try to establish....... very reight

    You may read my poem AN APPEAL (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,365 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (3/3/2015 8:38:00 PM)

    Racism is a lethal poison of ignorance, high treason and hypocrisy. Unfortunately, racism is in the air, in the air waves, in Wall Street, in the school system, in the Parliament, in the judicial system, etc. etc. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,120 Points Heather Wilkins (11/17/2014 7:10:00 PM)

    we are all Gods children we look at life through rose colored glasses let all men be equal lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,448 Points Lyn Paul (11/17/2014 7:31:00 AM)

    Racism is a concern yet so many of us see such friendships uniting with so many from different countries. It is a small world and it would be wonderful to unite as one. Wonderful words expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,443 Points Louis Rams (11/8/2014 10:22:00 AM)

    you never cease to amaze me with every poem that you write,
    and takes the readers out of darkness into light..
    it's been a while and I miss your poetry. blessings (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,825 Points Amitava Sur (11/6/2014 6:45:00 PM)

    A lovely poem on such an issue which has disturbed the world so unnecessarily. And people favoring it are the enemy of society (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,808 Points Ramesh Rai (10/25/2014 1:51:00 AM)

    Racism is curse for human society. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,359 Points Douglas Scotney (10/17/2014 6:53:00 PM) ignorance is bliss,
    when struck, you don't know why what hit you hit you,
    and if you survive
    you're glad you're alive,
    but none the wiser,
    as ignorance is bliss,
    and when struck, you don't know why what hit you hit you... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,448 Points Lyn Paul (10/17/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    Excellent words. Racism a shocking words, with a small percent who support. Yet enough to cause so much damage . I speak with all different cultures each day and laugh with them all. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,737 Points Patricia Grantham (10/3/2014 6:22:00 AM)

    This is a really great poem. Your details are very truthful and gets
    to the heart of the matter. I like your style and the way you so
    aptly describe it. It's is a disease that plagues mankind. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,825 Points Amitava Sur (9/3/2014 7:21:00 PM)

    So correctly you have said, racism in human is only to discriminate
    With the plea of ignorance it is nothing but an indulgence to humiliate. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Veronica Wolfe (5/30/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    It's an inspiring poem that captures the struggle faced between the people who receive such racism. The poem depicts how blind people can be to racism around them and how it is still a problem today. Diversity is what will bring people of all races together and acceptance will lead to a better society. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Mitchell (1/31/2013 12:33:00 AM)

    This is beautifully put into words and i really like the truthfulness to it great great job! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Frank Burns (11/15/2012 6:33:00 PM)

    ignorant drivel insisting that those who aren't as profoundly ignorant are-you guessed it-ignorant. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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