Francis Duggan

I Have Heard - Poem by Francis Duggan

I have heard things not going well business wise in Millstreet Town
A lot of houses for sale and shops closing down
And from every Duhallow town and village immigration is on the rise
Though one might say this is not any surprise
In Ireland rural economies have been struggling since the Celtic Tiger has died
In every village and town in every county and countryside
Economy wise in Ireland the good days are over farewell to the past
As is said few things in life ever do seem to last
No jobs in Kanturk, Newmarket or in Knocknagree
And no employment opportunities in Cullen, Boherbue, Kiskeam or Derrinagree
Many homes and properties for sale but most of them remain unsold
It seems like in Ireland it is back to the days of old
Of pre Celtic Tiger migration of young people in the not distant past
But then few things in life ever do seem to last.

Topic(s) of this poem: town

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 31, 2017

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