Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

601. The Moment Bleeds 8/1/2015
602. Going Caveman 8/1/2015
603. On First Looking In On Mr. Shakespeare 8/3/2015
604. What...The Bird Saw! 8/4/2015
605. Is It Raining In Ny On West 53rd Street? 8/6/2015
606. A Dish Fit For The Gods 8/11/2015
607. I Deny The Existence Of Death (For Timothy Ades) 8/23/2015
608. Death Is A Mirror Leaking Lightning 8/19/2016
609. It's You? Isn't It? 8/19/2016
610. Wearing My Brother 8/23/2016
611. Running Through History (For Grandfather Sheedy) 8/23/2016
612. Baa Yourself! 8/26/2016
613. The Last One To Know 8/27/2016
614. Schrödinger's Socks & The Revenge Of The Cat 9/4/2016
615. "I'm The Guildford Guildhall Clock I Am! " 10/6/2016
616. What This Entire Worldspiderweb Is About... 10/7/2016
617. Grief Had Robbed Me 10/11/2016
618. 'Not All People Exist In The Same Now...' (For Brother Brian) 10/31/2016
619. Gerry Sweeney's Mammy 11/26/2016
620. Schulana Angora Dunkelviolett(021) 12/3/2016
621. Adagio 5/20/2013
622. Telling The Bees 4/9/2014
623. Drinking Vodka From A Two-Eared Mug 4/23/2014
624. Time Was 4/13/2015
625. More Tea? 9/29/2013
626. Shopping List 8/11/2013
627. Even Our Smiles Rhymed 3/1/2013
628. A Blackbird Chips Away At It 1/15/2013
629. Touching It With Thought 1/22/2013
630. L'Amour De Trois Oranges 10/9/2012
631. Long Long Distance 9/7/2012
632. The Ghost Club 6/22/2012
633. The Ocean Within Her 6/11/2012
634. Reading My Comic 6/4/2012
635. The Day The Soldiers Came 5/2/2012
636. Haiku On Beauty 2/27/2012
637. The Pleasure Of Getting Dirty! (For Scarlett O' T) 10/29/2007
638. Oh How...Meretricious! 10/21/2007
639. Welcome To The Real World 9/5/2007
640. We Love The Both Of You! 9/5/2007
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 ...

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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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