Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1841. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Happy Enough 1/5/2010
1842. ' ' ' ' Around Midnight 3/26/2009
1843. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Cuddles(For Helen) 12/31/2009
1844. ' ' ' ' Your Dad Is...(For Debbie) 7/7/2009
1845. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'The Soul Goes For A Stroll(For Scarlett) 1/30/2010
1846. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' We Can Change You 1/30/2010
1847. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Meeting My Own Ghost(For Barry) 2/7/2010
1848. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Out Of This Desert 7/16/2010
1849. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Alternative Bashos(An Haiku Or Two For My Old Pal Al) 9/19/2009
1850. ' ' ' ' ' 'All One(For Me Old Pal Al) 6/6/2009
1851. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Her Laughter 10/26/2009
1852. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Clue 1/3/2010
1853. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Things And Times(For Scarlet) 9/6/2009
1854. ' ' ' ' ' You Can Call Me... Al(For Fran) 5/16/2009
1855. ' ' ' ' ' Backless 6/6/2009
1856. ' ' ' ' Basho Updated(For Byran) 4/24/2009
1857. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A Cow Is Not Just For Summer(For Scarlett) 1/30/2010
1858. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Invasion Of Sicily(Tanka) 2/2/2010
1859. ' ' ' ' ' This One Blossoming! 7/19/2009
1860. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'No Sugar 11/22/2009
1861. Parallel Lines Do Not Meet 9/10/2008
1862. ' ' ' ' ' The Nakedness Of Woman Is Wiser Than Philosopher's Doctrine(For Byran) 4/19/2009
1863. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' After The Banging Of The Door 4/4/2010
1864. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A Certain Smile 4/2/2010
1865. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Utter Nutter(For Barry) 2/7/2010
1866. ' ' ' ' ' 'Full English Breakfast 5/11/2009
1867. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Inventions Of The March Hare 1/27/2010
1868. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Over You 12/6/2009
1869. ' ' ' ' Battle Of The Little Big Pond(For Onelia) 6/18/2009
1870. ' ' ' ' 3.03.09 3/5/2009
1871. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Making An Omelette In 1942(For Scarlett) 4/15/2010
1872. ' ' ' ' Heaven's Theatrics 6/10/2009
1873. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Blood Brothers 9/5/2009
1874. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'And Tomorrow Was Just...I Don'T Know 1/24/2010
1875. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Bang...Bang...Bang! '(For Helen) 9/23/2009
1876. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Bloody Haiku(For Ruthie) 11/21/2009
1877. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Drinking Your Blood 1/7/2010
1878. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Scenthood(For Scarlett) 1/30/2010
1879. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Crazy Canary Yellow(In Memory Of My Mother) 3/25/2010
1880. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Plastic World 3/29/2010
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)

Overflowing

The tin bath
that splashed with laughter

before many a Friday fire
as the stove roared

& brothers & sisters
became miraculously cleaned
of dirt...woes or worries

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