Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

641. Salt And Vinegar Kiss 8/20/2007
642. Oh La Luna! (For Gina) 8/3/2007
643. The Shadow Of Your Voice 7/14/2007
644. Feeling Better, Are We? 7/12/2007
645. Go On...Kiss Her! 6/22/2007
646. Coitus Interruptus 6/8/2007
647. Go Mór I Ngrá (Madly In Love)-Irish With Translation 6/20/2007
648. How Lucky I Am! 5/18/2007
649. Non-Smoker Falls For Smoker 5/17/2007
650. Farewell My Lovely 5/6/2007
651. Visible Spectrum 3/29/2010
652. Dobru Utro(Good Morning!) (Tanka For Onelia 3/13/2010
653. Ben's Big Toe 12/10/2009
654. Sherlock Holmes And The Terrible Tale Of The Hound Of Love 6/18/2009
655. Visiting Our Summer 3/5/2009
656. That Nat King Coleish Moment 2/19/2009
657. Still... So Still(For Junie) 2/7/2009
658. Frost At Midnight(For Lyn) 12/19/2008
659. The Cat Comes & Does His Cat Things 6/14/2007
660. Far Far Away 5/18/2007
661. The Last Laugh 5/4/2007
662. How Could The Stars… 5/4/2007
663. Always-Tanka Sequence 5/8/2007
664. Life Is Not A Bed Of Roses 6/14/2007
665. Glan As A Mheabhair! (Clean Out Of His Mind)-A Haiku: Irish With Translation 6/20/2007
666. Single Parent Family 6/27/2007
667. Thunder In The Air - Haiku Sequence 7/24/2007
668. No More Words 8/14/2007
669. Lost In The Stars 8/23/2007
670. If Wishes Were Kisses 9/14/2007
671. Wooden Clothes Peg Man Loves Wooden Clothes Peg Woman 9/21/2007
672. Be The Hokey! 6/1/2010
673. Plus Ça Change, Plus Ça Reste Le Meme 4/29/2012
674. Paper Cut - Haiku 11/3/2011
675. Etc., Etc., Etc, 9/5/2011
676. Dirt Haiku 7/3/2011
677. Fox Among The Foxgloves 5/31/2012
678. For The Snark Was A Boojum, You See 7/4/2012
679. The Pathway Of Her Song 1/4/2013
680. Parfois La Folie Est La Sagesse 12/6/2012
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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The Way The Story Goes

Always enchantments
falling from your lips.

Orpheus...Eurydice
made real

made from the nearness
of your breath...a kiss.

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