Francis Duggan


Racism Is Around Me Everywhere - Poem by Francis Duggan

Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
But like they say sheer ignorance is bliss
Just like Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

Some people carry their honour in a flag
And of their Nationality they brag
They feel superior and they differentiate
And against those who are different they discriminate.

So many people still judged by their race
For such there never ought to be a place
'A fair go' those untruthful words I do recall
There is no such a thing as a 'fair go for all'.

Though we live in a so called democracy
Of racism we never will be free
They judge you by where you come from and the colour of your skin
For many equality and respect seems impossible to win.

It's been awhile since the days of Martin Luther King
His name to it has a familiar ring
If against racism he did not choose to strive
Today the great man he would be alive.

So many holding the reins of power not spiritually aware
And racism is around me everywhere
And racism only leads to division and war
Just goes to show how ignorant some are.


Comments about Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan

  • (9/22/2019 2:09:00 AM)

    YAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYY. NICE POEM TY. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/4/2019 5:00:00 PM)

    Insightful piece keep writin. Thanks for sharing such candid observation in a poetic manner. (Report)Reply

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  • Tom Squires (7/18/2019 4:59:00 PM)

    great poem thank you (Report)Reply

    (9/22/2019 2:10:00 AM)

    blue cows, pigs and much more

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  • (7/14/2019 9:36:00 PM)

    This poem has universal appeal. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/1/2019 5:54:00 AM)

    So many people still judged by their race
    For such there never ought to be a place........./// great write
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  • Prabir Gayen (6/11/2019 8:10:00 AM)

    Though we live in a so called democracy
    Of racism we never will be free...
    .....fine poem..
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  • (6/4/2019 7:34:00 PM)

    This poem was great! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/31/2019 7:39:00 AM)

    that was really good (Report)Reply

    (6/6/2019 11:13:00 AM)

    I’m really very sorry

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  • (5/29/2019 4:45:00 PM)

    This was so freaking good (Report)Reply

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  • (5/13/2019 12:59:00 PM)

    foo is just a reversed oof meaning food is and oof but its really a doof which means doofuses are really oofuses. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/28/2019 3:26:00 PM)

    OOFER GANG OOFER GANG OOFER GANG OOFER GANG, WHO ELSE IS COPYING THIS FOR A SCHOOL PROJECT LOLOLOLLLOLOLOLLOLOLOOL: p (Report)Reply

    (4/12/2019 8:34:00 AM)

    SAME HERE BR OTHE R S

    (3/31/2019 11:18:00 PM)

    same here brother

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  • (2/12/2019 11:52:00 AM)

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  • (1/8/2019 1:27:00 PM)

    goooooooooooooooooooooooooood (Report)Reply

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  • (9/23/2018 10:34:00 AM)

    Good work! , this plight can never e more over emphasised. Lets keep carrying the kandle. Though the mantle e it overwhelming, with each stride victory is certain (Report)Reply

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  • (9/16/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    Very well written. No one should be judged on the basis of the colour of their skin. (Report)Reply

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  • Geraldine Kelly (8/26/2018 7:57:00 PM)

    Well expressed in poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2018 8:15:00 PM)

    this is a very nice poem, makes you think! (Report)Reply

    (8/27/2018 10:23:00 PM)

    Yes I believe that this poem truly did make someone like me (who is 9 years old) contemplate my existence.

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  • (8/7/2018 8:14:00 PM)

    this is a very nice poem, makes you think (Report)Reply

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  • (7/31/2018 6:11:00 PM)

    IM A GRANDPA LAST WEEK I FOUND OUT I WAS A GRANDPA TO A LOSER BUT IT WAS A GIRL! (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (7/23/2018 1:26:00 PM)

    (cont.) Besides featuring ‘racism poems’, I am featuring SHORT poems written by some of my PH “friends”. Any questions? Please feel free to ask.

    Thanks. Bri :)

    p.s. showcases ‘show up’ as individual poems in my Bri Edwards list of PH poems; search by month and
    year, since about 3 years ago.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011


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