Francis Duggan

Every Migrant - Poem by Francis Duggan

Every migrant has a village, town or city they refer to as home
To the Athenian it is Athens to the Melburnian it is Melbourne to the Roman it is Rome
To the Parisian it is Paris to the Londoner it is London and to the Timbuctoo migrant home will always be Timbuctoo
And to the Berliner it is Berlin and to the Kalamazoo migrant home is Kalamazoo
To the Muscovite it is Moscow and though from there they live far away
To the migrant from Bombay his or her home is always Bombay
And to the ex pat from Quebec home as Quebec does remain
And to the one from Barcelona home will always be Barcelona in Spain
Old allegiances do die hard as the wise one does say
The migrant from Budapest loyal to his first home of Budapest does stay
And to the migrant born and raised in Rio from there in distance living far
His or her home will always be Rio though unable to reach there by car
When the ex pat New Yorker talks of home it is always New York
And for me home will always be Millstreet Town County Cork.

Topic(s) of this poem: migration

Form: Sonnet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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Comments about Every Migrant by Francis Duggan

  • (1/18/2017 6:15:00 AM)

    Hey Francis - I like this poem. Ciara (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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