Francis Duggan


For Some Life Can Be A Great Battle - Poem by Francis Duggan

For some life can be a great battle those who survive from day to day
They never dream of great adventure in exotic places far away
They do not have homes for to go to they sleep in the rough every night
They know all about life's great battles since life for them an uphill fight
The off-springs of very poor parents a fair go they never have known
They know what it is lke to be homeless life's battles they fight on their own
They know how it feels to be hungry and they know how it feels to sleep rough
Life for them only seems to get tougher when it already had been tough enough
On drafty disused factory doorways and on park benches they lay at night
They have been homeless since a very young age and for them good times not in sight
Like their parents they will spend their lives in and out of prison and become institutionalized from prison time
They have been born into disadvantage the children of the streets of crime
They need not go to war to fight battles they battle in life every day
They only know about the hard life and lady luck never smiles their way.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2016


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