Francis Duggan


I Do Not Wish To Hear You Say - Poem by Francis Duggan

I do not wish to hear you say of how marvelous you are
Or of the size of your home or the size of your car
Or of how you are one if not the wealthiest in the town
And well on your way to greater material renown

And I would rather not have to listen to you say
Of how you do not trust people from far away
Of a different culture and race and creed to you
For a more tolerant Human World to live in anything good you will not say or do

You may have a successful career but in your ways you are small
As you do not believe on a fair go for all
Your idea of a fair go to some people only does apply
Those you see as different this right you does deny

When you say of how marvelous you are I for one cannot agree
As in your beliefs you does seem rather ordinary to me
You may have a marvelous career, a new home and big car
But these things do not tell us of how good a person you are.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018



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