Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

8121. Worrying 2/12/2008
8122. A Summer's Day In South West Victoria 2/12/2008
8123. The Greek People Across The Street 2/12/2008
8124. The Coorong 2/12/2008
8125. We Do Not Want To Hear You Say 2/12/2008
8126. It Should Not Be 2/11/2008
8127. The Man From Ballinspittle 2/11/2008
8128. Song Of A Woebegotten Man 2/12/2008
8129. To Mr Rundy Who Wrote An Angry Letter To The Newspaper 2/12/2008
8130. To Denise On Her Fiftieth 2/12/2008
8131. Big Mark 2/12/2008
8132. Hands Of Stone 2/12/2008
8133. One Of The Great Mysteries Of Nature 2/12/2008
8134. John 2/13/2008
8135. Us Prisoners Of Fear 2/13/2008
8136. In The Wide Brown Country 2/13/2008
8137. Casterton 2/13/2008
8138. Hamilton 2/13/2008
8139. Homesick In Geelong 2/13/2008
8140. On Receiving A Letter From Connie Taylor 2/13/2008
8141. Billy The Humble Champion 2/13/2008
8142. I, Myself And Me 2/13/2008
8143. The Future's All That Matter 2/13/2008
8144. Old Tony 2/13/2008
8145. Pakie Coffey 2/13/2008
8146. Us And They 2/13/2008
8147. The Pitiable 2/13/2008
8148. The Badger Dig 2/13/2008
8149. A Dream Of Buninyong And The Crown Hotel 2/13/2008
8150. Lines On Seeing A Lyrebird 2/13/2008
8151. Riverside Walk 2/13/2008
8152. Sea Side Greed 2/14/2008
8153. To Murray On His Birthday 2/14/2008
8154. Bernette 2/14/2008
8155. Just An Ageing Battler 2/14/2008
8156. No They Won'T Go To Iraq 2/14/2008
8157. Jose The Pride Of Winter Street 2/14/2008
8158. Something Lost Forever 2/14/2008
8159. Eddy Mcgrath From Tipperary 2/14/2008
8160. Eileen Regan, Eileen Regan 2/14/2008

Comments about Francis Duggan

  • Valsa George Valsa George (6/7/2013 4:20:00 AM)

    Exploring the teeming world created by Francis Duggan through his poems is an experience in itself! Like Shakespeare, he is myriad minded! What a wealth of poetry, he has amassed for his contemporaries and later shall be bequeathed to the posterity! ! So rhyming and musical, they are indeed a treat to any lover of verse!

    Simply been awed by this treasure trove! !

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  • Ruby Honeytip Ruby Honeytip (11/15/2012 7:59:00 PM)

    There are over 8000 peeks into the beautiful life and soul of Francis Duggan here. This, combined with all the combined works of Lyn Paul, Midnights Voice and Red O'Mara almost makes me happy about my insomnia: ^) I just love poetry and these are the Masters!

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  • Walterrean Salley (4/21/2012 3:44:00 PM)

    Francis Duggan, widely written, is an amazing poet. His writings are full of life, and wisdom, and inspiration, and I enjoy them immensely.

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  • Sidi Mahtrow (4/16/2012 9:56:00 PM)

    In Penshurst lives a poet
    Francis Duggan is his name
    he posts work on the internet
    as well as earning local fame
    his birth place was in Ireland
    now he calls Australia home
    every day writes rhyming verse
    in lyrical traditional form
    his themes range from bird and tree
    through to complex human nature
    soul sees both beauty and misery
    sympathises with living creature
    he wrote a wonderful anthology
    called ‘Songs of Sherbrooke’
    exploring many aspects of life
    examines closely cranny and nook
    if there’s something that you want
    to know about life down-under
    follow Frank’s heart, see through
    poet’s eyes world full of wonder

    by Lee Emmett, Australia

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Best Poem of Francis Duggan

Racism Is Around Me Everywhere

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 ...

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Rocky peaks of Makarora in the summer wear their snow
And down the lush green grassy valley the clear mountain river flow
Songbirds piping in the beechwoods songthrush, bellbird and
This a place of peace and beauty Makarora has a soul.

These great mountains look no different than to when the first man came
They have a wild rugged beauty for want of a better name
To the coming generations these high peaks will look the same

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