Francis Duggan


Old Dino From Milan - Poem by Francis Duggan

Old Dino from Milan his hair silver gray
Is one i see often though not every day
Sometimes with rod and line he is fishing from the pier on the bay
A hobby he enjoys to pass time away

Dino a great grandfather he is eighty one
Grandchildren to Bruno his only son
His beloved wife of fifty five years Gabriela of cancer died three years ago
Her passing from life for him was a time of woe

But as Dino says he owes it to his deceased wife
For to carry on with the living of life
During her long ilness to him she often did say
Dino do not grieve for me when from life i pass away

Dino of brown eyes and of average height
Quite healthy for his years and mentally bright
Down to earth in his ways and free of guile
Stranger and friend he does greet with a smile

Though the accent of Italy he does retain
Perhaps he will never see his birth City again
One loved by many a likeable man
Australia needs more like Dino of Milan.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2018



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