Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

12121. Ego 4/21/2017
12122. Sadly The Humble 4/21/2017
12123. The Fans Of The Premiers 4/21/2017
12124. It Lives In My Head 4/21/2017
12125. At A Time When 4/22/2017
12126. He May Not Be There 4/22/2017
12127. Why Worry About Making Lots Of Money 4/22/2017
12128. The Changes Keep Happening In Millstreet 4/22/2017
12129. Politicians As A Whole 4/22/2017
12130. Joan Mcsweeney 4/22/2017
12131. It Was Such A Sad Thing 4/22/2017
12132. Though Many With This 4/22/2017
12133. On Wild Rabbits 4/22/2017
12134. We All Have Our Dreams 4/22/2017
12135. The Picture Millstreet Fellow 4/23/2017
12136. The Old Wannon River Towards The Ocean Flows On 4/23/2017
12137. The Best Is The Best I Can Be 4/23/2017
12138. You Too Have It In You 4/23/2017
12139. I Have Seen The Blackwater 4/23/2017
12140. To Their Higher Selves 4/23/2017
12141. I Used To Think I Would 4/23/2017
12142. A Nice Winter Day 4/23/2017
12143. What If Are Words 4/23/2017
12144. I Have Met 4/23/2017
12145. Michael Kelleher Will Go Home To Millstreet Again 4/24/2017
12146. Bob Dylan The Poet 4/24/2017
12147. Rita Hickey 4/24/2017
12148. So Many Nice People 4/24/2017
12149. Does The Soul Live On When The Body Does Die 4/24/2017
12150. Though We All Become Equal 4/24/2017
12151. One Of The Town's Best Workmen 4/24/2017
12152. Suppose It Is Each To Their Own 4/24/2017
12153. Of Late For You Life 4/24/2017
12154. Mick Sugrue 4/24/2017
12155. Calum 4/25/2017
12156. The Longest Lived Human Life 4/25/2017
12157. We All Cannot 4/25/2017
12158. Out There By The Brown Hills 4/25/2017
12159. O' Donovan Brothers 4/26/2017
12160. Tiny Frogs In The Night Singing 4/26/2017

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!

  • 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.

  • 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

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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