Francis Duggan

A Storyteller, A Lover And A Traveller - Poem by Francis Duggan

He doesn't know if he has fathered children though he has had many lovers in his life
He has made love to at least five hundred women though none to him ever became a wife
A storyteller and a lover and a traveller so many places he's been in and seen
His life one might say is one great adventure since he has left Moree when he was nineteen
He is middle aged now in his early forties perhaps a decade
past his physical prime
He says his best years were in his mid twenties though one can't turn back the hands of time
He has been to South and North America and Europe he has lived and worked in distant Germany
Travelled in Asia lived for awhile in Russia a long way north of his Hometown of Moree
The lust for wander it is always in him he never can stay long in any place
In any city, town or sea side village his never will be a familiar face
He has not been to Moree for a few years his mother and his father still live there
He has worked and driven all around Australia he says he'd like to visit everywhere
A storyteller and a lover and a traveller from his Hometown he has travelled a long way
The lust for wander it is always in him the far off hills are green as some do say.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 26, 2008

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