Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1601. ' ' ' Love Is Like A 147(For Max) 6/18/2009
1602. Blue Movie 4/5/2008
1603. ' ' ' 'Jung & Easily Freudened(For My Old Pal Al) 6/1/2009
1604. ' ' ' ' Platforms(Tanka) 7/23/2009
1605. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'And Never Be Forgot(For Scarlett) 10/8/2009
1606. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Very Thought Of You 1/3/2010
1607. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Wipeout(For Janice) 1/7/2010
1608. ' ' ' ' ' Lost For Words...An Anagram Conudrum(Tanka) 7/21/2009
1609. ' ' ' ' ' Thunder And Lightning High - A Tanka 6/25/2009
1610. ' ' ' ' ' Miroir A Mourir De Rire(Mirror To Die Laughing By) 5/25/2009
1611. ' ' ' Hey Pushpinder...It's Me...It's Youki...I'Ve Come Home! 3/18/2009
1612. ' ' ' ' ' Moon Tankas 7/3/2009
1613. ' ' ' ' Old Flames Still Burn You Up 9/1/2009
1614. ' ' ' ' And All The Stars Were Shining Bright & Then... 6/30/2009
1615. ' ' ' ' Never One For Taking No For An Answer(For Byran) 4/25/2009
1616. ' ' ' ' ' Photograph Of You In My Head 7/3/2009
1617. Many Remembers Ago(For Lyn) 9/25/2008
1618. Shadow & Light 5/16/2008
1619. ' ' ' ' Crazy Gnat Attack Tanka 6/27/2009
1620. ' ' ' All’s Well That Ends...Well? 6/30/2009
1621. ' ' ' Critic 6/18/2009
1622. ' ' ' ' ' Diwhy? 7/28/2009
1623. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Delicious Rush 1/3/2010
1624. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Little Monkey(For Ruthie) 11/22/2009
1625. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Eyes Are Thirsty(For Onelia) 12/3/2009
1626. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Tight New Tee-Shirt(Haiku) 11/19/2009
1627. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' “¿qué? ” 11/15/2009
1628. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Ugly Beauty 11/5/2009
1629. ' ' ' ' Ah...So That’s It? 8/28/2009
1630. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Call Me...Al(For Ruthie) 11/21/2009
1631. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Being Dinner(For Helen) 9/16/2009
1632. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Birth Of The World(For Helen) 9/12/2009
1633. ' ' ' ' Amalfitan Memories(Tankas) 7/28/2009
1634. ' ' ' ' Prey (A Tanka) 7/12/2009
1635. ' ' ' ' Twilight Zone(For Byran) 5/3/2009
1636. ' ' ' ' Browned Off(For Bryan) 5/2/2009
1637. ' ' ' ' Cucchiaio É Cucchianio(Spoon & Little Spoon) 7/3/2009
1638. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '' Seasame Street - Not! 10/25/2009
1639. ' ' ' ' ' ' Time Works Differently For Grandmothers(Birthday Poem For Helen) 7/7/2009
1640. ' ' ' Dogone It! (A Tanka) 7/15/2009
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 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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