Francis Duggan

Too Old - Poem by Francis Duggan

Too old to go to Queensland for to work at planting trees
In temperatures well over 30 degrees
Or to work with a shovel in mud to his knees
'Tis time for him now for to sit at his ease
In the local pub with his mates drinking beer
His stories of adventure they love for to hear
Of his life of work, love and travel he loves to relate
Though for working he has long passed his use by date
The crusty old fellow has turned eighty three
And few of his age as active and as lucid as he
Of children he has fathered he knows of one
Somewhere in North Queensland he does have a son
Yet too old to work in temperatures well over the 30 degrees
Planting trees or as a drainer with mud to his knees.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Too Old by Francis Duggan

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 15, 2008

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]