Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

481. Moonlight...Candlelight And...Sunlight(Haiku) 10/9/2011
482. Her First Autumn(Haiku) 10/9/2011
483. The Same Seeing(Haiku) 10/9/2011
484. Her Spaghetti Voice(Haiku) 10/9/2011
485. Daddy 10/21/2011
486. That's Life! 4/3/2012
487. Kissing The Dot 4/5/2012
488. A Group Of Bubbles 4/5/2012
489. Power Cut 4/7/2012
490. The Here Of Now 4/8/2012
491. Kissing In The Dark 4/15/2012
492. Her Mother's Smile 4/19/2012
493. Building The Ghost 4/22/2012
494. Married Forever To This Summer 4/23/2012
495. Haiku To Autumn 4/23/2012
496. M'Athair Ina Chathaoir 4/27/2012
497. A Three Year Old's Statement On The Death Of Her Cat 11/11/2011
498. Missing 11/20/2011
499. Mermaid 1/14/2012
500. Curtains 4/30/2012
501. Peeing In The Sandbox 5/1/2012
502. The Day... The Soldiers Came 5/2/2012
503. Je Veux Aller Après Elle(I Will Go And Find My Love) 5/2/2012
504. Un Señor Muy Viejo Con Unas Alas Enormes(A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings) 5/3/2012
505. To Bungee Or Not To Bungee... 5/23/2012
506. A Window Into Somewhere Else 5/23/2012
507. Full Of Empty 5/23/2012
508. Traveling Across The Hours Of Daylight 5/30/2012
509. Its Summery Shimmer 5/31/2012
510. Venuses In Transit 6/2/2012
511. Hijacking The Body 6/3/2012
512. Family Outing 6/4/2012
513. Missed Kisses 6/5/2012
514. A Tale Of Two Expectations 6/11/2012
515. St/Sc/Ars 6/11/2012
516. You Can Count On It 6/12/2012
517. How Important Multi-Tasking Is To Those Of Us Of The Feminine Persuasion 6/12/2012
518. Oi! 6/16/2012
519. Too Hot The Eye Of Heaven Shines 6/18/2012
520. Honey Moon 6/29/2012
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 ...

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How Could The Stars…

How could the stars
have forgotten you?

You who held them in
the surprise of your eyes

floated them through
your wind blown hair

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