Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,356 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Dónall Dempsey Poems

361. The Flowering (For Res...That Other Great Lover Of Trees...The Flying Squirrel Himself!) 3/20/2011
362. Tanka 1 3/20/2011
363. Tanka 2 3/20/2011
364. Tanka 3 3/20/2011
365. Tanka 5 3/20/2011
366. Tanka 6 3/20/2011
367. She Beethovens Me! 7/9/2007
368. Prayer For Elizabeth 7/9/2007
369. Taking Control Of My Life 7/12/2007
370. She Could Cry 7/13/2007
371. Looking Through You 7/20/2007
372. That Grand Old Mirror 7/21/2007
373. Their Tale A Tale Of Loss & Tangled Threads 7/16/2007
374. One Should Never Annoy Miss God 7/21/2007
375. I Know What You'Re Saying! 7/22/2007
376. Back To The Drawing Board 7/24/2007
377. When We Were Us 7/26/2007
378. Much Ado About Something! 7/29/2007
379. Tea & Ghost 8/1/2007
380. To Be Or Not To Be...A Berry 8/1/2007
381. Oh...Oh! 7/26/2007
382. The Magic Of The Moment 8/11/2007
383. Nobody’s Business 8/14/2007
384. Far From Her Mind 8/14/2007
385. No Place For Tears 8/14/2007
386. Ordinary Clothes 8/14/2007
387. Here Alone 8/14/2007
388. Words! 8/14/2007
389. Lost Fork Turns Up In The Jug 8/15/2007
390. Oh... I'Ll Get Over It... I Guess! 8/15/2007
391. So Much Fun! 8/15/2007
392. Keep Off The Grass! 8/16/2007
393. Elementary, My Dear Watson, Elementary! 8/16/2007
394. Whereever Forever Is 8/17/2007
395. We Are Approached By A Monkey 8/17/2007
396. There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder! 8/17/2007
397. Vote For Me! 8/19/2007
398. Not All There 8/19/2007
399. The Old House Dreams 8/23/2007
400. Tread Softly 8/23/2007
Best Poem of Dónall Dempsey

' ' ' ' Daddy(For My Dad)

Always
your love

everywhere
around me

tangible & intangible

as when
sound
becomes music.

As a child
they asked me

what I wanted
to be

when I grew up

and I ran through
all the obvious choices

a cowboy man
a doctor man
a spy man
a hero man
an astronaut man

but there was
always only

one choice.

I wanted to be
you.

So I blurted out
my child's answer:


'A Daddy! '

The adults laughed
not knowing how serious
I was.

I wanted to be
the ...

Read the full of ' ' ' ' Daddy(For My Dad)

The Last Laugh

So much fun.

You always were the lively one.

Here, on this hillside falling down to a river
here, in this windy weather we gather together

Dearly Beloved

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