Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1521. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Sentence 10/23/2009
1522. I Wish That You Were Old And Withered(For Junie) 10/21/2007
1523. Searching Still 1/24/2008
1524. ' ' ' ' ' Is Good For You! 7/3/2009
1525. ' ' ' Love...Hurts(Tanka) 7/17/2009
1526. ' ' ' ' ' True To Her Word 6/30/2009
1527. ' ' ' ' Shy Moon And Sake Cup(Tanka) 7/23/2009
1528. ' ' ' ' ' Tea! (For Byran) 5/3/2009
1529. ' ' ' ' The Road Was A Ribbon Of Moonlight! 7/20/2009
1530. ' ' ' ' ' Toshi Doshi(Year After Year) - For Rosemary 7/27/2009
1531. ' ' ' ' Regarding Love And Art(Tankas) 8/12/2009
1532. ' ' ' ' Would You Like Water With Your Tea? 6/30/2009
1533. ' ' ' ' ' 'The Height Of Passion 4/30/2009
1534. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Creator Of The Heavens 10/16/2009
1535. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Fragments Of A Relationship 9/24/2009
1536. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Cleavage Competition(Tanka) 1/14/2010
1537. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Birthday(For L.. C.) 9/23/2009
1538. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Thanks 11/21/2009
1539. ' ' ' ' ' Owning Our Own Faces 6/1/2009
1540. ' ' ' ' Only Love(For Junie) 5/14/2009
1541. ' ' ' ' ' Love Bug 6/30/2009
1542. The Word's Journey 1/24/2008
1543. Breaking The Mountain 1/26/2008
1544. The Statue 1/18/2008
1545. Bubblegum Soul. 2/20/2008
1546. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Clapham Ever After 9/12/2009
1547. ' ' ' ' ' The Eye Of The Beholder(For Byran) 5/3/2009
1548. ' ' ' 'Heathcliff & Cathy Settle Down & Get A Life 3/18/2009
1549. ' ' ' ' Ups & Downs Of Being An Artist's Model 6/27/2009
1550. ' ' ' ' Cat Tankas- A Bunch! Sakura Koku(Cherry Blossom Deep) 6/20/2009
1551. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' You Only Live Once(Haiku For My Old Pal Al) 11/11/2009
1552. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'We As Naked As The Moon 12/6/2009
1553. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'New Horizon 12/6/2009
1554. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' I Thought I Was Someone Else... 10/31/2009
1555. Sexy Little Pixie Lady(For The Cutest Sexiest Littlest Pixiest Lady In All Of Fairy Tale Land - Love From Mere Mortal Me) 8/18/2008
1556. ' ' ' 'Black Is Black(For Bryan) 4/27/2009
1557. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Visit Yesterday Today! 9/23/2009
1558. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' My Situation(For Ruthie) 11/22/2009
1559. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Love Affair With A Building 1/1/2010
1560. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Teddy(For Ruthie) 11/22/2009
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 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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