Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1481. ...... A Woman Is Crying 1/21/2008
1482. Message 6/12/2007
1483. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Ain'T Necessarily So(A Brace Of Haiku For Onelia) 10/24/2009
1484. Master Of The “decollo Photo.” 3/21/2008
1485. The Thirst Of Water 2/27/2008
1486. The Tree’s Ghost 2/27/2008
1487. The Stigmata Of Your Touch 5/22/2008
1488. Building The Boat(For Janice) 8/21/2008
1489. ' ' ' ' ' 'Bringing Home The Bacon(For Bryan) 5/16/2009
1490. ' ' ' ' Because Of The Darkness 4/27/2009
1491. Bright Sparks 7/11/2009
1492. Memory 69,699 - Again! 6/28/2007
1493. ' ' ' Childhood Tankas 7/3/2009
1494. ' ' ' ' ' Thanklesss Tankas 9/3/2009
1495. ' ' ' G.B.S 9/5/2009
1496. ' ' ' ' ' A Conception Of Tankas 6/26/2009
1497. Sent Inside(For Janice) 8/2/2008
1498. Me & My Shadow 4/8/2008
1499. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Colouring In(Tanka) 9/21/2009
1500. Say I Am Growing Old But Add... 5/3/2007
1501. ' ' ' Crossing The Rubicon 6/18/2009
1502. ' ' ' ' ' ' Tower Of Babels (For Lyn) 5/4/2009
1503. ' ' ' ' Odds Of Sods Tankas 7/3/2009
1504. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Object D'Art 12/31/2009
1505. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Burn Baby Burn! 11/1/2009
1506. ' ' ' ' White Into White(Haiku) 7/29/2009
1507. As Gaeilge-In Irish (For Anu) -Half English/Irish With Translation 5/3/2007
1508. The Word “home.” 1/22/2008
1509. Meeting My Mother 5/24/2008
1510. ' ' ' Come Viene...Viene! (What Comes...Comes!) - For Paolo Sandulli 8/12/2009
1511. ' ' ' ' If Ya Ever Want To See The Sun Again(Tanka) 7/17/2009
1512. ' ' ' 'Contents 6/6/2009
1513. Science Revision/English Revision (For Scarlett) 6/2/2008
1514. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A Question Of 'It.' 9/20/2009
1515. Living In A B-Movie 11/5/2007
1516. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes 6/17/2007
1517. ' ' ' ' Love Is Blind(For My Old Pal Al) 6/8/2009
1518. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Cicada...Cicada! 9/20/2009
1519. The Very Instant Of Us 4/7/2008
1520. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' In The Deling Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding! (For Onelia) 11/14/2009
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)

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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