Francis Duggan

Locals - Poem by Francis Duggan

They marry a local and settle down
And raise their children in their Countrytown
Their sedentary lives they love and do embrace
And in truth I envy them their sense of place.

They never wish to travel to anywhere
Or sample life in the big World out there
From their Hometown they never venture far
And they socialize in their favourite local bar.

Parochial in their ways it even seem
Their favourite Football Club their local team
They always go to watch the Locals play
And talk of the game in the pub the next day.

And credit them since credit they are due
To their Hometown they remain ever true
And in the homeplace they will grow old and gray
They never yearn for places far away.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 6, 2008

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