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Patrick Nugent

Scoundrel and Patriach of an American Clan

By: - Jul 08, 2015

Patrick Nugent

 

Patrick Nugent

Indeed a handsome devil
Full of mischief
From a wealthy family
The youngest
Sent packing to America
Met a lovely peasant woman
Just off the boat in Charlestown
What are your intentions
She asked just as Astrid
Did on our first date
Honorable Mary, he said
Honorable
Not known for hard work
Horses and cock fights
Carousing about
Having a grand old time
She with that large family
Kept busy
Dawn to dusk
Working to make a
Go of a fine farm
Everyone but Patrick
Seeing to the chores
During busy summers
Extra hands including
Mary's sister
Patrick in the hay loft
Got her with child
On his death bed asked
Did you love me Mary
Yes Patrick
A love that never
Was returned