Francis Duggan

Where Everyone Knows Everyone His Is A Stranger's Face - Poem by Francis Duggan

Where everyone knows everyone his is a stranger's face
And where everyone knows everyone he does feel out of place
He came for his company from the City to work in their branch in the country town
Where he is a stranger on every street that he walks up and down
He has worked two months of the work contract that he signed in May
Ten more months in the country town he is obliged to stay
Where everyone knows everyone he does not feel at home
He could not feel more homesick than he would feel in Paris or in Rome
Four hours by car from the city suburb where he first saw light of day
In where everyone knows everyone he will not grow old and gray
Saturday evening in their local pub his mates enjoying the cheer
Whilst he sits on his own in his one bedroom rented flat drinking from a tin of beer
And wishing he were with them but life it is this way
A homesick man four hours by car from home of him would be fair to say.

Topic(s) of this poem: places

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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