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 ...
Good old memories to me remain a source of joy
Of Summer on the farm of Aunt Mary and Uncle Dan in Lisnaboy
This is going back the years some six decades ago
Long before time it did become my foe
In the sunlit meadows the sweet scent of hay
After all of those years remains with me today
Young birds chirping in and out of the hedgerows did fly
On a balmy and beautiful day in July