Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1681. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Shall I Compare Thee To A...Nooooooo! 11/29/2009
1682. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Origami Bird(Being A Christmas Poem For Angie Babeeee) 12/17/2009
1683. ' ' ' ' ' ' Nothing Works Faster 9/1/2009
1684. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Like Me(Being An Early Christmas Poem For Scarlett) 12/9/2009
1685. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' No.1 Song(New Year Poem For Onelia) 1/3/2010
1686. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' South Pacific 1/13/2010
1687. ' ' ' ' Job Security 7/20/2009
1688. ' ' ' Love Is Blind – Mein Kampf! 7/28/2009
1689. ' ' ' ' Sho(Moonbeams) - A Tanka For Onelia 6/21/2009
1690. ' ' ' Military Tattoo 6/30/2009
1691. ' ' ' Defusing The Situation(Tanka) 8/12/2009
1692. ' ' ' ' Rikki Don’t Lose That Number 4/8/2009
1693. ' ' ' ' Hollow Crown(For Byran) 4/27/2009
1694. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Truthache(For Helen & Imogen) 8/22/2009
1695. ' ' ' Under A Head Of Cabbage(Tanka) 7/22/2009
1696. ' ' ' ' Writer's Block 5/14/2009
1697. ' ' ' ' 'One Fried Egg(For My Old Pal Al) 6/8/2009
1698. ' ' ' ' ' You No Longer Read 6/18/2009
1699. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Here Now I Hold You(For Scarlett) 2/3/2010
1700. ' ' ' Dark Is The Night(Tanka) 8/12/2009
1701. ' ' ' 'Talking In Ripples(For Helen) 7/21/2009
1702. ' ' ' ' Red Rose White Rose(Thank You Tankas For Onelia) 9/3/2009
1703. ' ' ' ' ' Food Poisoning(For Me Auld Pal Al) 7/5/2009
1704. ' ' ' ' Let's Do It Tankas 7/3/2009
1705. ' ' ' ' ' Removal - Tankas 7/12/2009
1706. May I..? 6/16/2008
1707. Self Staker(For Michael But Not About Him) 5/14/2008
1708. Seeing Once Again How I Saw Then(For Lyn) 4/11/2008
1709. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A 60's Kid(For Scarlett) 2/5/2010
1710. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Dicklexick Lovers 9/23/2009
1711. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Seven Sisters(Being An Early Christmas Poem For Les Girls From Le Boy) 12/3/2009
1712. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Christmas Card(Being An Early Christmas Poem For Ruthie) 12/1/2009
1713. ' ' ' ' ' ' Not! ! ! Ouch! ! ! Out(Tanka) 7/15/2009
1714. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Rum & Red Bull(Being A Day After Her Birthday Poem) 12/6/2009
1715. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Her Pencil Sees Me 12/28/2009
1716. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Catching The Sunlight 10/23/2009
1717. ' ' ' ' Deja Of Vu! (Tanka) 7/17/2009
1718. ' ' ' ' ' Good Morning Onelia! (Tankas) 7/28/2009
1719. ' ' ' ' ' ' Starring In Your Own Edward Hopper(Tanka For Al) 8/12/2009
1720. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' New Year's Bells(For Onelia) 11/8/2009
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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