Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

11161. What Happened Yesterday 6/10/2008
11162. The Artist Jim 6/12/2008
11163. When I Return To Koroit 6/12/2008
11164. Anyone Can Be A Rhymer 6/12/2008
11165. Drishane In May 6/12/2008
11166. Mr Lucky 6/12/2008
11167. In The Age Of Celebrity Worship 6/12/2008
11168. The Brown One From Tahiti 6/12/2008
11169. The Peerless Willie Neenan 6/12/2008
11170. The Amazing Oscar Wilde 6/12/2008
11171. The Truth Can Be Bitter 6/12/2008
11172. Tis Easy For To Be Judgemental 6/12/2008
11173. Back There In Old Duhallow The Frosty Fields Are Gray 6/12/2008
11174. May Your Last Day Be Your Hardest 6/12/2008
11175. He Told Me Of His Top Job 6/12/2008
11176. They Do Have Swollen Egos 6/12/2008
11177. On An Email From Frankie Reen 6/12/2008
11178. The Great Goddess Of Nature 6/12/2008
11179. In My Wild Flights Of Fancy The Ocean I Can See 6/12/2008
11180. For Some Life Is A Hard Journey 6/12/2008
11181. In Point Smythe 6/13/2008
11182. Few Go Through Life 6/13/2008
11183. The Old Finnow River 6/13/2008
11184. Most Writers 6/13/2008
11185. Maureen Connolly 6/13/2008
11186. I Am Only Reminiscing 6/13/2008
11187. Like Most 6/13/2008
11188. An Old Migrant 6/13/2008
11189. In The Wood Over There 6/13/2008
11190. Karma Applies To Everyone 6/13/2008
11191. When I Return To Millstreet 6/13/2008
11192. I Do Not Write 6/13/2008
11193. John Leary Of Gortavehy 6/13/2008
11194. That Is Life 6/13/2008
11195. He Was Born And Raised By The Mountain 6/13/2008
11196. We Should Sing The Praises Of Nurses 6/13/2008
11197. When Negative People Have Power 6/13/2008
11198. A Very Warm Day In Early February 6/13/2008
11199. Old Jack At The Corner 6/13/2008
11200. You May Feel Despondent 6/13/2008

Comments about Francis Duggan

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (11/11/2013 8:02:00 PM)

    wow, what a poet he is, written so many gems and with so sweet rhyming, he is indeed a master, a poet with per him and his poetry..

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  • 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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