Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1161. Identikit Picture 5/6/2008
1162. Always It Is Snowing In My Heart 5/24/2008
1163. Looked For You In All The Places I Had Never Known You 5/22/2008
1164. Eine Kleine Nachtmuisk? 5/14/2008
1165. The Colour Of Her Eyes 5/16/2008
1166. At First Sight 5/14/2008
1167. NĬ ShĀ Ng Haì Le WǑ (You Hurt Me) 1/31/2008
1168. Birth Stories(For Linda) 2/15/2008
1169. Snow In Nyc 2/17/2008
1170. Fit To Be Tied! 2/6/2008
1171. A Shadow Of Himself/Finding Its Voice(For Onelia) 2/5/2008
1172. Writer's...Blo.. Ck! (For Lyn) 1/18/2008
1173. Precious 1/21/2008
1174. Songs For Scarlett 1/19/2008
1175. Life Lesson((For My Old Pal Al) 1/21/2008
1176. Paysage Triste(For Miss Tara) 10/9/2007
1177. Protocol(For Lyn) 5/18/2007
1178. Rainy Night In Georgia - Haiku Sequence(For Frieda) 5/12/2007
1179. The Milk Of Human Kindness 7/2/2007
1180. For... Real 9/2/2008
1181. Attention! 8/14/2008
1182. Always So(For Janice) 9/18/2008
1183. My Little Numero Uno(For Lyn) 9/18/2008
1184. Star (For Lyn) 9/18/2008
1185. Just The Way It Is(For Janice) 9/18/2008
1186. Ages(For Lyn) 9/18/2008
1187. Peoples(For Lyn) 9/18/2008
1188. Cuddles 8/2/2008
1189. Nothing On (For Janice) 8/16/2008
1190. Has Anyone Seen My...5' 2''(For Janice) 8/26/2008
1191. Wife(For Anu) 6/14/2008
1192. What...Relish...Is This...How Runs The Stream? (For Miss S) 6/14/2008
1193. So I Did Sit...& Eat! (For Janice) 7/29/2008
1194. You In Sunlight(For Frieda Rose) 6/6/2008
1195. His Saviour(For Scarlett) 6/2/2008
1196. Mo Cailin Alainn Rua(My Beautiful Red Haired Girl) /Red River/Wearing Her Hair - Sequence 5/30/2008
1197. You Were The Moment 5/30/2008
1198. Heart Mechanic 1/15/2009
1199. Why Must My Poor Heart Keep Following You? (For My Brother Brian) 1/4/2009
1200. The Secret Door 1/17/2009
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)

Overflowing

The tin bath
that splashed with laughter

before many a Friday fire
as the stove roared

& brothers & sisters
became miraculously cleaned
of dirt...woes or worries

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