Francis Duggan Poems
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 ...
River Allow from the Mullagheirk Mountains along the Cork Limerick border winds it's way
Near Kanturk it joins River Dalua babbling onwards night and day
At Ballymaquirk it enters the Blackwater to increase the big river's flow
The true age of River Allow anybody would not know
This ancient Munster waaterway over decades of time
Has inspired song and story and the men and women of rhyme
Have written so much about it long before story and song
And long before it became known as River Allow