Francis Duggan

Louisa Lawson's Son Henry - Poem by Francis Duggan

Louisa Lawson's son Henry could have had a great literary career
For he wrote great poems and stories but he was too fond of the beer
He died poor and lonely when his marriage did break down
Henry Lawson the great writer paid a huge price for renown
In Australia Henry Lawson's is a legendary name
And he is justifiably honoured in the Literary Hall Of Fame
Writers such as Henry Lawson in the literary World quite rare
But his crosses in life were heavy far too heavy for him to bear
He had his human frailties and in life he suffered his own share
But as a poet and writer of stories few with him to compare
Born in the New South Wales goldfields to a woman who became of literary note
And her son Henry Lawson became famous as a writer and a poet
An ear infection left him short of hearing and in his fifty fifth year he died
Yet despite his human frailties of greatness he could not be denied.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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