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Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 36 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)


My heart nothing but
an onion skin thin

sheet of paper
almost see through

transparent in its sadness

grief scrawled
across it

in a violent violet

that still
hasn't faded

this heavy hurt
this all too too solid pain

necessary paperweights
to prevent my heart

being blown away
in this great storm

of loss...loss...loss.

Submitted: Saturday, February 07, 2009
Edited: Saturday, February 21, 2009

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  • Rookie Scarlett Treat (2/13/2009 11:42:00 AM)

    That wonderfully delicate onion skin heart! How well I know that territory, of thinking I must have something to hold it down...or the slightest wind will rip it apart! Well Said, DDD....well said! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Original Unknown Girl (2/10/2009 3:24:00 AM)

    Gosh.... this is a heavy one. I love the metaphors though, I love storms and of course I love any poetry connected with the angst of romance. This is wonderful. Are you writing the thoughts of my heart Donall? ? ? HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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