Treasure Island

Dónall Dempsey

(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' FOR SALE: A LIFE – ONLY ONE...CAREFUL OWNER.


He was pretending
to be

alive
now that he was dead.

He tried on
his life


& it felt more real
than it had originally done.

His life
fitted him(somehow) better

this time
‘round.

Being dead
gave life an edge

it hadn’t had
when he was alive.

God...his funeral
was boring

as hell.

And in this rain.

He would have left
if he had a choice.

But now
he had the choice

of only no
choice.

He took off
his life again

& laid it gently
over a nearby tombstone

got back
into the grave

(he was tired of it
all now)

& thought he
would like to sleep

for a long
long time.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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  • Mohamed Ali (6/24/2011 7:13:00 AM)

    A simple message to life with a mystical touch. Only a spiritual initiated person crosses the border and to seeing beyond the material. Thanks for sharing. Loved reading it cause it reminded me of my years in Ireland.xx Antje (Report) Reply

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