Francis Duggan

'Tis Hard In Your Fifties - Poem by Francis Duggan

On his life's journey he has never harmed anyone
And his late mother loves him as a proud mother loves her son
But Lady Luck never seems to smile his way
Life's not meant to be easy as some like to say
He lost his job when the factory he worked in by management was closed down
And few opportunities for those in their mid fifties out of work in the town
In his one bedroom flat he now lives on his own
Estranged from his wife the hard life he has known
His son and daughter in their early twenties working elsewhere
Trying out their luck in the big World out there
Though people like him in the World are not rare
'Tis hard in your fifties trying to survive on welfare
He is a good person though of opportunity denied
For it is clear Lady Luck is not on his side.

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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