Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1401. Barefoot(For Angie Baby) 6/9/2008
1402. Ghost World 6/16/2008
1403. Cuddling Into My Words 11/10/2008
1404. Samson And Rapunzel 3/7/2011
1405. Crazy Loneliness Hijacks Memory Of A Beautiful Girl 5/7/2007
1406. Child Of Silence & Slow Time 10/2/2007
1407. Butterfly Haiku 7/3/2011
1408. One Hundred Thousand Trees Worth Of Love 3/8/2008
1409. Smuggler(For Junie) 4/5/2008
1410. Horse Of A Different Colour 7/21/2007
1411. Bright Star 6/15/2007
1412. Memory Fails Me 6/20/2007
1413. The Translation 7/9/2007
1414. Seeing It In Summer 9/5/2007
1415. Brief History Of Photography(That Was The Love That Wasn'T) 6/28/2007
1416. The Sun Shining In Kodachrome 9/7/2008
1417. Moby Duck(Being A Birthday Poem For Freeda) 2/3/2009
1418. The Very One(For Janice) 11/19/2008
1419. Saying Her Poem(For Onelia) 4/29/2008
1420. Methinks The Lady Doth Protest Too Much! 9/14/2007
1421. Shadows & Ghosts(Haiku) 10/9/2011
1422. The Swan & Leda 3/20/2011
1423. The Woman Who Walked Into Dreams 8/11/2007
1424. Broken Watch Haiku 7/3/2011
1425. The Words Discover The Poet 9/14/2007
1426. Setting The Heart In The Right Place. 4/30/2008
1427. Seeing Everything She Said 4/16/2008
1428. The Verb “to Is! ” 5/27/2008
1429. Bushido 7/10/2007
1430. But, Fun! 6/7/2007
1431. Loving Her Both Times Forever 2/15/2008
1432. Midnight At St.Marks(For Angie) 12/25/2008
1433. Boxes(For Lyn) 9/18/2008
1434. If Ever You Want Me 10/28/2008
1435. The Moon Never Sleeps 2/5/2008
1436. Doorway 11/3/2007
1437. So Sweet The Love! 4/29/2008
1438. Entangled In Her Hair 5/18/2007
1439. Cesarian Section 5/3/2007
1440. Blizzard 7/7/2007
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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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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