Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1641. ' ' ' ' Trooping The Colour 6/22/2009
1642. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Say My Name(Yet Another Birthday Poem) 11/23/2009
1643. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Doubletake - A Haiku 10/15/2009
1644. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Durer's Hare 10/31/2009
1645. ' ' ' ' ' ' Oxford And Oxfam 9/10/2009
1646. ' ' ' ' ' ' Road (For Lyn) 5/4/2009
1647. Meeting My Waterloo(For Janice) 10/12/2008
1648. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Status Update 9/12/2009
1649. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Die Wandlung(The Transformation) - For Onelia 9/20/2009
1650. ' ' ' ' ' Long Hot Summer(For Me Auld Segoshah Al) 6/8/2009
1651. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Crossing The Border(For Scarlett) 10/12/2009
1652. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Deadly Forecast 11/8/2009
1653. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Longing For Tsong 1/3/2010
1654. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'The Long Hello(For Barry) 2/9/2010
1655. ' ' ' ' ' Satan's Hell(For My Old Pal Al) 6/8/2009
1656. ' ' ' ' Real Imaginary 8/12/2009
1657. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Same Planet...Different Worlds 11/4/2009
1658. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Her Last Week On Earth 10/18/2009
1659. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Of All The Days To Wear Your Rainbow Coloured Mini Without A Knickers(Tanka) 10/3/2009
1660. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Nakupenda Wee...Ha Eh Bak! 10/15/2009
1661. ' ' ' 'It’s A Gas! Gas! Gas! 4/8/2009
1662. ' ' ' ' ' Movie Star(A Tanka) 7/12/2009
1663. ' ' ' ' ' Clichéd Cliché 6/18/2009
1664. ' ' ' ' ' Summer Saturday Garden Tankas 6/27/2009
1665. ' ' ' Wot De...Dickens! 5/21/2009
1666. ' ' ' ' ' ' What Do You Want For Your Birthday Love? 6/3/2009
1667. ' ' ' ' ' 'At First Sight 5/21/2009
1668. ' ' ' ' Tittle Tattle 6/20/2009
1669. ' ' ' ' Thursday Tankas 7/23/2009
1670. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Little Girl Lost In Vincent's Bedroom 10/31/2009
1671. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Living With The Poet 1/29/2010
1672. ' ' ' ' Time Falls Slowly(For Helen) 8/5/2009
1673. ' ' ' ' ' Well, Gee...Thanks! (Tankas For Onelia In Lieu Of Postcards) 8/12/2009
1674. ' ' ' ' Stranger To Myself 6/30/2009
1675. ' ' ' ' 'Amoeba Me! (For Lyn) 6/8/2009
1676. ' ' ' ' Oh No It Isn'T...Oh Yes It Is! 4/12/2009
1677. ' ' ' ' The Examiner’s Report 6/30/2009
1678. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Daddy Becomes Mummy(For Helen) 9/10/2009
1679. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' No Good - So Good! 1/3/2010
1680. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' O...Nara! (For Onelia) 11/15/2009

Comments about Dónall Dempsey

  • Richard A. Davis SR. (8/23/2007 2:43:00 PM)

    Scarlett turned me on to your work and all I have to say is thank you. Your work is a joy to read.

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  • Richard John Wathen Richard John Wathen (5/6/2007 6:47:00 AM)

    came across you by accident and I'm glad I did. I love your work and I'm really enjoying reading through it. John

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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