Francis Duggan


I Only Have Cause To Be Happy - Poem by Francis Duggan

The lorikeets on the flowering gums chirping the silver gulls call in the Bay
The sun through the gray clouds is peeping it sure is a beautiful day
The noisy miners chirp around their borders aggressive and noisy by Nature and name
The rivalry between different bird species is for real but in the Human World it is the same.

It is not too cool or too warm just around the twenty degrees
One might say the temperatures ideal with a gentle freshening breeze
The pee wee his distinct notes is whistling from his perch on an Acacia bough
Who cares about tomorrow's weather since one can only live in the now.

I only have cause to be happy since I am not burdened by care
On this pleasant evening in Autumn inhaling the healthy sea air
A raft of sea weed on the quiet waves towards shore slowly winding it's way
It will be washed in on the high tide and on the beach left to rot and decay.

Two young lovers in the park walking as most lovers do hand in hand
They walked up from the beach without shoes on their wet feet are covered in sand
There is happiness in their laughter young love is a marvellous thing
It inspires the poets to write great poetry and the pop singers of it do sing.

I only have cause to be happy on this pleasant evening in early Fall
The willy wagtail his long tail he is wagging as he chirps upon the park wall
The sun through the gray clouds is peeping I struggle to contain my joy
I just feel like bursting out laughing and so very happy am I.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008



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