Francis Duggan

True Battler - Poem by Francis Duggan

For to better himself in the World he does strive
And for him 'tis a battle just for to survive
Always short of money though he daydreams of fame
And 'True Battler' for him indeed seems an apt name

A battler is one you will find anywhere
There are plenty like him in the big World out there
Though life to them never does seem to be fair
They keep battling on in the face of despair.

From welfare to low paid jobs and from low paid jobs to welfare
The courage they display in the face of adversity rare
Their financial woes erode their sense of self esteem
To many life can be so cruel it does seem

A true battler to him hard times are nothing new
He is looking for work where jobs are so few
But the spirit of hope in him is far from dead
And he feels in his heart better times are ahead.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2009

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