Francis Duggan


A Faded Hero - Poem by Francis Duggan

A brave man among brave men the patriots of him did say
Ten years ago he returned as a hero from a war far away
In his honor for him a huge street parade
But sometimes hero worship has been known to fade

Estranged from his young son and daughter and their mother his beautiful wife
He is one who did make the wrong choices in life
He is one who has been on many a pub crawl
Alcohol as it has been to many it has been his downfall

One who knows of mental and physical hell
A hero of war where so many brave fell
Though still quite a young man only thirty four
For a while a hero but not anymore.

On his life's journey he has lost his way
For our every mistake in life always some price to pay
A good hearted person which makes it more sad
And it cannot be said of him that he is bad

There are not many humans without some flaw or vice
For his addiction to alcohol he has paid the price
Some who fought by his side went to an early grave
In the gap of danger he was one who was brave

Ten years ago as a war hero for him a welcome home parade
But the hero worship for him was quick to fade
One who for awhile was a hero till in life he did fail
For unlicensed and drunken driving he now is in jail.

Topic(s) of this poem: hero

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2017



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