Francis Duggan


So Many Compete - Poem by Francis Duggan

So many compete for success, money and fame
And most people want to make for themselves a name
But not everyone can be a winner in a World where for every winner many must lose
Though losing is a thing anyone does not choose
Many arrogant people in positions of power
Suppose in a garden of weeds you will not find any flower
Greedy and arrogant people to be found everywhere
And there are many of them in the big World out there
The Human World not unlike the Animal World where the fittest and strongest and the aggressive do thrive
And the less aggressive are made to struggle to survive
What should be obvious to you is also obvious to me
That the greed for materialism creates poverty
Suppose this is how it is and it always will be
In a Human World where many seem to be lacking in compassion and empathy.

Topic(s) of this poem: competition

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, September 30, 2016


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