Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

521. Wood Girls Haiku 7/3/2011
522. Hurt Haiku 7/3/2011
523. Rocks On Holiday Haiku 7/3/2011
524. Love-Ward Haiku 7/3/2011
525. Field Haiku 7/3/2011
526. Raindrop Haiku 7/3/2011
527. An Haiku Or Two 7/3/2011
528. Empty Jar Haiku 7/3/2011
529. Oh My Days Haiku 7/3/2011
530. Rain Haiku 7/3/2011
531. Crayon Haiku 7/3/2011
532. Lies Haiku 7/3/2011
533. Oread Haiku 7/3/2011
534. Moonlight...Candlelight And...Sunlight(Haiku) 10/9/2011
535. Her First Autumn(Haiku) 10/9/2011
536. The Same Seeing(Haiku) 10/9/2011
537. Her Spaghetti Voice(Haiku) 10/9/2011
538. Daddy 10/21/2011
539. That's Life! 4/3/2012
540. Kissing The Dot 4/5/2012
541. A Group Of Bubbles 4/5/2012
542. Power Cut 4/7/2012
543. The Here Of Now 4/8/2012
544. Kissing In The Dark 4/15/2012
545. Her Mother's Smile 4/19/2012
546. Building The Ghost 4/22/2012
547. Married Forever To This Summer 4/23/2012
548. Haiku To Autumn 4/23/2012
549. M'Athair Ina Chathaoir 4/27/2012
550. A Three Year Old's Statement On The Death Of Her Cat 11/11/2011
551. Missing 11/20/2011
552. Night Falls 11/23/2011
553. Mermaid 1/14/2012
554. Curtains 4/30/2012
555. Peeing In The Sandbox 5/1/2012
556. The Day... The Soldiers Came 5/2/2012
557. Je Veux Aller Après Elle(I Will Go And Find My Love) 5/2/2012
558. Un Señor Muy Viejo Con Unas Alas Enormes(A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings) 5/3/2012
559. To Bungee Or Not To Bungee... 5/23/2012
560. A Window Into Somewhere Else 5/23/2012
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 ...

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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