Francis Duggan

On Oscar Wilde - Poem by Francis Duggan

That genius outlives mortality is not a lie
And the wit and talent of Oscar Wilde refuses to die
He wrote his most famous poem on leaving Reading Jail
Genius rises to the surface when all else seems to fail

The man who had enjoyed his great years of fame
And one who had to live with the public scorn of shame
In his lifetime he knew of great success and his was a great literary name
But the flame of true genius is never a flickering flame

A World renowned talent and wit when in his life's prime
His genius has withstood the great test of time
A playwright supreme a great writer and poet
His fame lives today as one of Worldwide literary note

The man who knew the great joy of success and renown
And who died just beyond mid life feeling sad and down
In his poems, stories and plays is living today
That true genius by centuries outlives bodily death does seem fair to say.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, August 5, 2016

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