Francis Duggan

When You Talk Of Winners And Losers - Poem by Francis Duggan

When you talk of winners and losers with you I can't agree
We are such different people and we see things differently
You see them all as failures all of those in poverty
And what you say of losers also applies to me.

No need for you to tell me of how successful you are
Of how up the achievers ladder you are one who has climbed far
You want me to tell you how great you are that's all of me you need
But I must disappoint you as your ego I won't feed.

When you talk of winners and losers I for one don't wish to hear
For you only value people for their money or so it would appear
I know many of little worldly possessions who are greater by far than you
Who to the higher principles remain steadfastly true.

When you talk of winners and losers I quickly tire of you
There are many wealthy people you are not one of a few
At the expense of others you are trying to impress me but I do not feel impressed
And to have you in my company I can't say I feel blessed.

When you talk of winners and losers I tell you to your face
That your values and your ideas I never could embrace
For having amassed a fortune due respect to you I pay
But when you talk of winners and losers I don't heed the words you say.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 17, 2008

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