Francis Duggan


What His Dad Used To Say - Poem by Francis Duggan

His long deceased father's influence it is with him today
And he likes to repeat what his dad used to say
The racism of the father in the son does remain
The infleuence of our mentors until death we retain
Long after the life's breath from the father has gone
His racist ways and thinking in his aging son does live on
A chip off of the old block as some like to say
His dad talking to him from his grave today
In life most people mimic their childhood mentors is how it seems to be
Though long deceased the parental influence lives on in the offspring's memory
The long deceased dad was a racist as his son is today
And in his children and grandchildren his influence will stay
The children of racist parents are now the racist parents of the town
From generation to generation it is passed on down.

Topic(s) of this poem: dad

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017



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