Francis Duggan


Songs Of The Have Nots - Poem by Francis Duggan

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He won't sing for the wealthy tycoons and he won't sing for those who died brave
The heroes who died in great battles still honoured though they are long in the place of the dead in their grave
But he always sings of the have nots of those who through life do battle their way
The singer who sings songs of the have nots is the forgotten one of today
For the singer who sings songs of the have nots there never has been a rapturous encore
And none ever bother to ask him could you please sing for us that song one time more,
Songs of the have nots they do not wish to hear of those in poverty they do not wish to know
On such songs they are not the least interested though on sports and such great interest they show,
At the local pub he sings songs of the have nots whilst the patrons talk football whilst they drink their beer
On songs of the have nots they are not interested such songs they do not seem to wish to hear
Perhaps in life they too fight their own battles and songs of the have nots them does not interest
Just from the cares of their humdrum existence perhaps they do need a brief mental rest
Yet he keeps singing his songs of the have nots though for him never one round of applause
And of the have nots he will keep on singing through his songs he'll keep promoting their cause.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 5, 2008



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