Francis Duggan

George - Poem by Francis Duggan

Though the best years of his life he surely has seen
On his way home from the pub at night he sings God save the Queen
Though five decades of years out of Manchester in time quite a span
George remains a royalist and a loyal to England man

In Vietnam in the nineteen sixties decorated for bravery fighting under the Australian flag
Yet of his war achievement he never does brag
He came back from Vietnam to find the love of his life
Had given birth to a daughter and was her child's father's wife

Single in his early seventies George was never a dad
But to be living and healthy he is one who feels glad
His strong Manchester accent he does retain
And his love for England with him does remain

In his two bedroom brick unit with Joe his black and white border collie as his trusting friend
On the loyalty and love of a dog one can always depend
He takes his four year old canine friend for a walk every day
And greets everyone he does meet on the way

On Saturday evening he enjoys a few beers in the local pub and on his way home sings God Save The Queen
In him the love of the homeland remains evergreen
And though he loves Australia and fought under it's flag far away
His strong love for all that is English till death with him will stay.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 19, 2016

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