Francis Duggan

Young David - Poem by Francis Duggan

He likes the big town atmosphere young David
The city life is better by far he say
He won't be going back to the hills of Toora
He only wish they were further away.

He says that Toora is only a small place
A village that some people call a town
The summer months are hot as hell and humid
And the sun scorched hills around are bare and brown.

In Toora there's an ageing population
No jobs there for the young people to stay
On leaving school they pack and leave forever
For Melbourne and big cities far away.

Young David is a very happy fellow
He's in his prime and only twenty three
He says he likes young city women better
For of any inhibitions they are free.

He says one day he'd like to father children
But he's young as of yet to settle down
And in any case no shortage of young single women
So many of them live in the big town.

Young David is well used to city living
The discos at the weekends he enjoy
He works five days a week for a scaffold builder
And he's outgrown the tag of country boy.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2008

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