Francis Duggan


The Admirable Mo - Poem by Francis Duggan

My admiration for him it only does grow
For a braver one than he is of i may never know
A paraplegic due to a motor accident forty years ago
Now in his early sixties the admirable Mo
Into his fourth decade in a wheelchair
Yet you never will hear him say life is unfair
An only child his mum and his dad in the cemetery lay
He is all alone in the World today
Without any children or a partner or wife
Yet he does not feel he is hard done by life
Into his sixth decade he lives on his own
Braver than he is of i have not known
Life's toughest challenges he has had to face
Yet on his happy features of sorrow no trace.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Sonnet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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Comments about The Admirable Mo by Francis Duggan

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (3/18/2019 4:17:00 PM)

    (2) Admirable Mo is thankful that he has met you in his life after that accident. This is a most beautiful Tribute to Mo and the finest touching poetry I ever read. A most deserved recognition from Poem Hunter. I am glad to have found back this poem. Truly very touching. God´s Blessings in Abundance for you and Mo and for your beloved family. I have enjoyed immensely of this most beautiful poem. A 10 and much much more. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (3/18/2019 4:10:00 PM)

    CONGRATULATIONS for you as Member Poem Of The Day! I have respect for the words you have chosen in this most beautiful poem and to my feelings full of melancholy. Dear Mo is a very courageous man, he knows himself, his own body and what he can and what he cannot. He is grateful to have you, dear Francis, and we shall not see him crying or being very sad in tears. Not at all. he knows his place and is thankful that he is still (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (3/9/2019 11:27:00 PM)

    A true manifestation of living life in its very essence..Congratulations for being chosen..A well-deserved poem of the day, Sir Fancis..I put my hat off before you..10+++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (3/9/2019 10:46:00 PM)

    A glowing tribute to Mo who lived life with positive attitude cheerfully in spite of all the tragedies inflicted on him by the fate. Great inspirational poem.10+ Congrats on well deserved poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (3/9/2019 8:06:00 PM)

    The poem is a great tribute to the man who has been confined to wheel chair for the last forty years with no parents or family to take care of him, yet faces the challenges of life bravely with no grudge , no complaints.
    This is really an inspirational story, thanks for sharing.
    Congratulations for being selected as the Poem of the Day.
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  • Rajnish Manga (3/9/2019 1:08:00 PM)

    Life's toughest challenges he has had to face
    Yet on his happy features of sorrow no trace... //.... A heartfelt tribute to a self sustained soul who is confined to a wheel-chair for the last four decades without parents or friends in this self-centered world. Thanks.
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  • (3/9/2019 9:59:00 AM)

    Yet on his happy features of sorrow no trace. Quite admirable (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (3/9/2019 9:16:00 AM)

    Touching and so inspirational. Life is a gift. He understands it’s value. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (3/9/2019 6:12:00 AM)

    An only child his mum and his dad in the cemetery lay
    He is all alone in the World today
    Without any children or a partner or wife
    Yet he does not feel he is hard done by life.. postive notes inspite of all that happened....... you are giving courage. tony
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/9/2019 2:07:00 AM)

    Into his sixth decade! ! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/9/2019 1:34:00 AM)

    A touching and inspiring poem of the day.
    Congrats, sir Francis for being selected....10+++++++++++++
    Onto my poem list.
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  • Practicing Poetess (3/9/2019 1:26:00 AM)

    A well-written poem about an ordinary soul who is an inspiration by the life he lives.
    Congratulations on being chosen for POD, Mister Duggan!
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/9/2019 1:20:00 AM)

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is a lovely poem beautifully penned with gratitude and affection. A nice poem is chosen as the poem of the day. Admiration grows with affection. Life's toughest challenges he has faced and still grown. This is a brilliant poem very well penned....10 (Report)Reply

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  • Meethi Mondal (3/9/2019 12:58:00 AM)

    Congratulation dear poet....very beautiful poem for the day.... (Report)Reply

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  • Hassan Hayati (3/9/2019 12:43:00 AM)

    we believe, " the more heat, the harder Iron " , maybe the more challenges in life makes us more patient.
    congratulations for this poem and POD tittle.
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  • Kim Barney (3/9/2019 12:20:00 AM)

    Congratulations on poem of the day, Francis!
    Mo seems a very admirable character indeed.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2019



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