Francis Duggan

In Your Battle With Life - Poem by Francis Duggan

You never complain or say that life's unfair
And you manage to smile in the face of despair
And though down in your luck and in financial strife
You just keep on keeping on in your battle with life

For five months out of work since the factory you worked in closed down
And no hope of a job start in your side of the town
Your wife left and with her took your young son and daughter when the going got tough
Of living in poverty she felt she had more than enough

But you do not feel bitter her you do not blame
And you never once do call her out of name
Your financial problems on you have been a heavy drain
But you get on with life and you never complain

You never may become the toast of the town
Or enjoy the trappings of wealth and renown
But the battlers of the World your type do inspire
And in you there is a whole pile to admire

You feel things will change for the better in not too distant day
That the lady of luck will be smiling your way
Though down in your luck and in financial strife
You keep on keeping on in your battle with life.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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