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One Has To Wonder Why - Poem by Francis Duggan

John Clare was the English language greatest poet of Nature
So much of Nature's ways the man did know
But he died in a mental institution
In Northampton asylum near to fifteen decades ago

Just like Vincent Van Gogh the Dutchman a World renowned artist
His paintings are sold for millions today
Yet he died poor and mentally unstable
At his own hands in quite a tragic way

William Cowper was a literary genius
A man who too was mentally unwell
He never did enjoy the fame he earned
And life for him it was an Earthly hell

James Clarence Mangan is the National Bard of Ireland
He died in mid life at forty six years old
A poor Dubliner in Ireland's years of famine
His death was of consumption we are told

Janet Frame was a great New Zealand writer
But she was seldom happy in her mind
Her life story is not a happy story
Though her equal would be very hard to find

Stephen Foster was America's greatest songwriter
Of him true greatness cannot be denied
But fame in his lifetime failed to make him happy
And 'twas of alcoholic poisoning that he died

Paul Robeson one of the World's greatest singers
He died a very disappointed man
A victim of politics and racism
Yet his fame on it does not have a time span.

Poverty, madness and racism not a barrier to greatness
As the lives of many greats does testify
But in their lives some for their genius not rewarded
And why this should be one has to wonder why?

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Poems About Racism

  1. 201. One Has To Wonder Why , Francis Duggan
  2. 202. Racism And Rank , Francis Duggan
  3. 203. A Young Woman Of Honour , Francis Duggan
  4. 204. He Says He Is Leaving , john tiong chunghoo
  5. 205. A Superior Race , Francis Duggan
  6. 206. Radovan Karadzic , Francis Duggan
  7. 207. Fundamentalism , gershon hepner
  8. 208. You May Feel Superior To Most Others , Francis Duggan
  9. 209. An Approach To Development Of Humanism! , Ramesh T A
  10. 210. Displays Of Diversity , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  11. 211. If We All Looked The Same , Francis Duggan
  12. 212. Venom That Is Adored , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  13. 213. A Personal Choice , Francis Duggan
  14. 214. A Fair Go For All Is Something We Should.. , Francis Duggan
  15. 215. Oh You Without Sin , Francis Duggan
  16. 216. Never Believe A Government Minister , Francis Duggan
  17. 217. The Magic Of Racism , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  18. 218. Unsmeared View , john tiong chunghoo
  19. 219. The Mythical Leader , Theorem The Truth Serum
  20. 220. Taking Our Places , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  21. 221. Let People Be Who They Are , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  22. 222. Priority Of Finding Solutions , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  23. 223. When Racism Evicted Will Have No Home , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  24. 224. Conquer Illusive Evil , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  25. 225. Pictures Of Another World , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  26. 226. Reaching Out To The World , Edward Kofi Louis
  27. 227. Racism’s Source , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  28. 228. Something Missing , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  29. 229. Behaving Like Human Beings , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  30. 230. Foreign Moon Tanka , Chenou Liu
  31. 231. Dear John Letter Tanka , Chenou Liu
  32. 232. Ocean-Wide Silence Tanka , Chenou Liu
  33. 233. Roof Icicles Tanka , Chenou Liu
  34. 234. Resume Tanka , Chenou Liu
  35. 235. Gaze Tanka , Chenou Liu
  36. 236. A Rare Display Of Anger From My Mother , Saiom Shriver
  37. 237. The Way It Used To Be , Edward Kofi Louis
  38. 238. Dinner For All 2 , Edward Kofi Louis
  39. 239. Philadelphia Swim Club (Are They The Onl.. , Luke Easter
  40. 240. Of The People And By The People , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  41. 241. Racism , Edward Kofi Louis
  42. 242. Peace Land , Aldo Kraas
  43. 243. Reversed , Nassy Fesharaki
  44. 244. It Only Takes One To Visit , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  45. 245. Penetrating Evil , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  46. 246. Racism - Just Another Word..'Til Once Ex.. , James B. Earley
  47. 247. Entitled To Do This , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  48. 248. You Can Make The World To Live In , Francis Duggan
  49. 249. A Fair Go Of Anyone We Should Not Deny , Francis Duggan
  50. 250. Never Allowed To Heal! , Lawrence S. Pertillar
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