Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

9001. The Former Young Rose Of The Town 3/16/2008
9002. Out There 3/16/2008
9003. I Long To Be Away From Here 3/16/2008
9004. When You Talk Of Winners And Losers 3/17/2008
9005. She Said To Me 3/17/2008
9006. I Had No Power To Keep You 3/17/2008
9007. A Secret Of Nature 3/17/2008
9008. Good Memories Remain With Me 3/17/2008
9009. I Will Not Criticize You 3/17/2008
9010. Billy Murphy 3/17/2008
9011. Some Of You Poets 3/17/2008
9012. Above The Wide Brown Country 3/17/2008
9013. Snowball Is Back With His Hens 3/17/2008
9014. Old Joe From Macroom 3/17/2008
9015. You May Be Great At Something 3/18/2008
9016. In The Land Of The Blind 3/18/2008
9017. What Have We Learned From History 3/18/2008
9018. Happy Birthday Talented One 3/18/2008
9019. Will I Be Here 3/18/2008
9020. I Am One Of The Lucky Few 3/18/2008
9021. Old Bill 3/18/2008
9022. Rose Of London 3/18/2008
9023. From The Heaven You Are Near To 3/18/2008
9024. Man Go Home To Your Family 3/18/2008
9025. An August Day In South West Gippsland 3/18/2008
9026. Bureaucracies Rule The World 3/18/2008
9027. In Flights Of Nostalgic Fancy 3/18/2008
9028. Another Olympic Games For The Wealthy Only 3/18/2008
9029. Deirdre's Site 3/18/2008
9030. Old Hills Around Archies Creek 3/18/2008
9031. Youth And Age 3/18/2008
9032. You Love, I Love 3/18/2008
9033. The Night Is Rather Calm 3/17/2008
9034. When Last I Was In Buninyong 3/17/2008
9035. The Heroes Of My Schoolgoing Days 3/17/2008
9036. Donal Hickey 3/17/2008
9037. The Przewalski Horse 3/16/2008
9038. Oh Ancient Hill Of Clara 3/16/2008
9039. When Last I Saw Young Jo Jo 3/18/2008
9040. Sing Us Songs Of Refugees 3/18/2008

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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