Francis Duggan

Francis Duggan Poems

3681. He Battles His Dogs Of Despair 5/25/2008
3682. Ordinary Man 5/25/2008
3683. The Grand Old Poet From Dover 5/25/2008
3684. 'Tis Beyond Our Control' 5/25/2008
3685. Of Rainfall And Wind 5/25/2008
3686. What In The Heck 5/25/2008
3687. Rosie In Her Late Seventies 5/25/2008
3688. A Winter's Day 5/25/2008
3689. You Cannot Win Them All 5/25/2008
3690. A June Morning In Ballydaly 5/25/2008
3691. Just The Same Timmy Connors 5/25/2008
3692. Michael Corkery 5/25/2008
3693. I Am Quite A Lucky Fellow 5/25/2008
3694. 'Tis All About 5/25/2008
3695. All In The Calm Of The Evening 5/25/2008
3696. Eddie Keher 5/25/2008
3697. How Can I Judge You Mister 5/25/2008
3698. We Think Of The Past 5/25/2008
3699. Should It Matter 5/25/2008
3700. For Everyone Of Us A Final Day 5/25/2008
3701. I Have Expended Energy 5/25/2008
3702. Mother Nature She Rules 5/25/2008
3703. Far North 5/25/2008
3704. Grieving Of Sheep 5/25/2008
3705. So Many In The World 5/25/2008
3706. You Are Not A Quitter 5/25/2008
3707. The Most Well Liked 5/25/2008
3708. Red Is The Blood 5/25/2008
3709. We Do Have Some Choices 5/25/2008
3710. In The Brown Stony Country 5/26/2008
3711. It Is When A Man Stops Looking 5/26/2008
3712. We Are Only Mere Mortals 5/26/2008
3713. A Night In July 5/26/2008
3714. He Does Feel A Bit Depressed Lately 5/26/2008
3715. From Here It Is Far 5/26/2008
3716. The Poor Fellow Joe 5/26/2008
3717. From Their Old Homes In Duhallow 5/26/2008
3718. In Nature's World 5/26/2008
3719. You Make Someone A Promise 5/26/2008
3720. Our Only Certainty In Life 5/26/2008

Comments about Francis Duggan

  • 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

A Ballad Of Wasted Years

I have walked through tougher Harlem where few strangers dare to go
And I've been in London City in the rain and in the snow
And I've worked in inner Melbourne in the searing summer heat
And believe me if I tell you I have earned the bread I eat.

I have laboured in deep trenches with my life I've took a dare
And I've worked in cherry pickers ninety foot up in the air
And the hands of time keep turning and the years go quickly by
And the man who lives on welfare is still better off than I.

And who needs the tag of good worker it's no big deal anyway
He's a ...

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The Loves Of Rosita

About her ex husband Rosita don't have any good things to say
The day that they parted forever for her was her happiest day
His first name she told me but I've forgotten it's something
that sounded like 'rig'
She's sorry now she ever met him and she still refers to him
as 'pig'

She bore him three sons now in their prime on looking back the years seemed to fly
The youngest in his mid to late twenties not that long ago