Francis Duggan

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You May Be Quite Poor

You may be quite poor and dismissed as a never do well
But you like all others have stories to tell
Of how you have lived since your life's journey began
There is a life story in the lives of every woman and man
It is not of the wealthy and famous that i wish to read of or of hear
Since they are in the news every day of the year
I would rather to read of one who does live rough
Who survives in a place where the toughest to survive does find it quite tough
Like the homeless and hungry of Poverty Street
Where a millionaire is one you never will meet
People who are down but refuse for to be counted out
To me their lives though quite tragic are worth reading about
Since to the word of failure they do give the lie
In their refusal for to lay down and die.

Topic(s) of this poem: people power

Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Poem Edited: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Form: Sonnet


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