Francis Duggan

Where Everyone Knows Everyone It Is That Sort Of A Town - Poem by Francis Duggan

Where everyone knows everyone it is that sort of a town
And where those not well in with the well in by many are verbally put down
Where only the locally born and raised are those made to feel belong
To where everyone knows everyone where the tribal bond is strong
Yet so many little towns like it in the bigger World out there
Where for years you remain as a stranger if you were born and raised elsewhere
Where everyone knows everyone your business not your own
Where parochialism takes pride of place such towns i have known
Where if you are not locally born and raised you do feel out of place
Though for some time you have lived there and there yours is a familiar face
Where everyone knows everyone of such places quite a few
And some may even say to this go tell us what is new
Such towns and villages are not rare where parochialism reside
There are millions of them so it seems for they are Worldwide.

Topic(s) of this poem: places

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 27, 2016

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