Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1561. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Teddy(For Ruthie) 11/22/2009
1562. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Sunday Times(Tankas For Ruthie) 11/22/2009
1563. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'No More 11/26/2009
1564. ' ' ' ' Ordinary Everyday Fairytale 6/3/2009
1565. ' ' ' ' A 99! 9/1/2009
1566. The Then Of Me...The Now Of I 2/21/2008
1567. Mini Mini 10/6/2008
1568. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' On Being 84 In '84 12/9/2009
1569. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Pain Of The Stain 12/9/2009
1570. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Midnight At The Museum 10/31/2009
1571. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Little Red Lacquer Box 10/31/2009
1572. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Til Daddy Comes Home(For Ruthie) 1/11/2010
1573. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Unseen Waters(For Scarlett) 1/29/2010
1574. Brute Beauty 6/8/2007
1575. ' ' ' ' ' Photo Opportunity (Tanka) 7/22/2009
1576. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' What...Watts's Cat! 10/26/2009
1577. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Der Schrei Nicht Verstummt(The Scream Never Falls Silent) 9/20/2009
1578. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Not Another! (Being A Birthday Poem For Miss Ruthie) 12/5/2009
1579. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Juliet Lives To Rue The Day 11/10/2009
1580. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Jack In A Box 10/4/2009
1581. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Glass Most(Voice Bridge) - For One 9/26/2009
1582. The Word Was Made Flesh(For Janice) 10/7/2008
1583. Seperate Ways(For Al) 10/31/2008
1584. Beyond Measure 2/27/2008
1585. Shadowplay 3/4/2008
1586. ' ' ' ' ' ' Love Handles 6/30/2009
1587. ' ' ' ' Unremembered Cup Of Tea 6/14/2009
1588. ' ' ' ' ' Princess And The Pee(For My Old Pal Al) 6/8/2009
1589. ' ' ' ' One Great Step 7/22/2009
1590. ' ' ' ' ' More Telling Tankas 6/18/2009
1591. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' In The Dark Of The Light 10/21/2009
1592. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Word Of Advice To Herself 12/31/2009
1593. ' ' ' ' Like Wow...Now? (Tankas) 8/19/2009
1594. ' ' ' ' ' If Mice Were The Size Of Kangaroos(For My Old Pal Al) 6/8/2009
1595. ' ' ' ' Lady Macbeth Does The Housekeeping(For My Old Pal Al) 6/1/2009
1596. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Waiting For Her Unlit Cigarette To Be Lit(For Scarlett) 1/25/2010
1597. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Needles & Pins 10/15/2009
1598. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Ahhhh Shucks...But Your Love Changes All That(Tanka) 11/5/2009
1599. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Very Unchristmassy Christmas Tankas (For The One And Only Al And His Mandolin) 12/20/2009
1600. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Not Another Donall Donall Biog! 11/15/2009
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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