Francis Duggan

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Racism Is Around Me Everywhere

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.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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  • triffena whyte (10/13/2020 7:30:00 PM)

    hi i would like it if you could write a poem about covid discrimination its for a project please

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  • Suresh Kumar EkSuresh Kumar Ek (9/25/2020 3:37:00 AM)

    A POET SHOULD ALWAYS FIGHT AGAINST RACISM

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  • bts foreveerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (9/15/2020 6:48:00 AM)

    Jin, Suga, J-hope, Rm, Jimin, V and Jungkook are the bst humand alive on this planet 😍😍😘🥰

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  • Richard AntwiRichard Antwi (6/30/2020 4:18:00 AM)

    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.

    I am proud of my national flag but that shouldn't allow me to discriminate.

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    jeffery hamster(7/7/2020 3:58:00 AM)

    They feel superior and they differentiate
    loooookkkkk

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  • Hbdbdhs (6/24/2020 11:44:00 PM)

    Gegvsvsvvdfdfsvvdfdvdvvdfdvdgugufyufyu. POO!

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    someone(7/8/2020 7:30:00 AM)

    oooookaaaaaay then? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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  • Evie! (6/16/2020 7:56:00 AM)

    This was a really good poem, I had to find a racism themed poem for my English class and I got two merits for choosing this poem!

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  • hey sisters james charles here (6/3/2020 8:45:00 AM)

    hey all my amazing sisters its James Charles here come lemme give you a nice luscious kiss

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  • ur mom gae (5/3/2020 8:21:00 AM)

    this poem is difficult to use for school my guy

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  • lavatree99 (4/7/2020 9:23:00 PM)

    je suis baguette avec du cheese

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  • Sochukwu Ivye (3/19/2020 9:09:00 AM)

    Careful thoughts of a concerned soul have been brought to prints here for the consumption of the many. It's not just a logically sound piece but one poignantly and lyrically woven. Thanks for the gift of this piece, poet.
    10++

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  • Johnn (3/3/2020 5:57:00 PM)

    johnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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  • I play roblox and i have no life (2/24/2020 12:46:00 PM)

    https//: .roblox/home

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  • I AM BLACK (11/14/2019 3:16:00 PM)

    its true... but it does not get to the main point

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  • Creeper, aww man (9/22/2019 2:09:00 AM)

    YAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYY. NICE POEM TY.

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  • A B Faniki (9/4/2019 5:00:00 PM)

    Insightful piece keep writin. Thanks for sharing such candid observation in a poetic manner.

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

    great poem thank you

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    Creeper, aww man(9/22/2019 2:10:00 AM)

    blue cows, pigs and much more

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  • Jane Campion (7/14/2019 9:36:00 PM)

    This poem has universal appeal.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab 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 GayenPrabir 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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  • RacismStopper (6/4/2019 7:34:00 PM)

    This poem was great!

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