Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

161. Coming In From The Cold 5/20/2008
162. Softly Falling Rain 5/20/2008
163. Eats Me Up 5/20/2008
164. Carousel 5/21/2008
165. Le Retour A La Raison (The Return Of Reason) 5/22/2008
166. To The Fingertips 5/16/2008
167. Protector 5/16/2008
168. Stranger 5/22/2008
169. Glass Of Water 5/22/2008
170. Gos’pozho! Ne Go’vorya’ Balgarski! (Madame! I Don’t Speak Bulgarian!) 5/27/2008
171. And If Angels 5/27/2008
172. English Revision(For Scarlett) 5/28/2008
173. Taking Over The World(For Scarlett) 5/28/2008
174. Bedroom Attire 5/29/2008
175. It’s Over! 5/30/2008
176. God Gave Names To All (For Scarlett) 6/2/2008
177. Get Me? 7/28/2008
178. Starling Time! 7/28/2008
179. Up There With Walter De La Mare- In Praise Of My Lady’s Voice 8/4/2008
180. Nothing But Kisses (For Janice) 8/4/2008
181. Then To The Elements Be Free 8/15/2008
182. Nice Cold Beer On A Hot Hot Sunny Day! 8/21/2008
183. Miracle(For Janice) 8/21/2008
184. And The Beauty That Breaks From Thee Then! 8/24/2008
185. Coming Undone 8/25/2008
186. How Come..? 8/27/2008
187. Dressed Only In Kisses 8/20/2008
188. Star(For Lyn) 9/4/2008
189. That Was Then This Is Now! 9/4/2008
190. Hard Of...Hearing 9/18/2008
191. Tutto Per Tutti - Everything For Everyone 10/17/2008
192. Oh Holy...Holy...Holy! 10/17/2008
193. And I Quote 10/21/2008
194. How We Almost Didn’t Survive Our 2 Month Anniversary! 10/22/2008
195. Pomeii Awakened...A Story Of Rediscovery.*(For Janice) 10/22/2008
196. Chou...Chou! 10/22/2008
197. Ballet Of The Boots 10/23/2008
198. Fashion Accessories 10/29/2008
199. A Man's Work Is Never Done! 11/5/2008
200. Time Out Of Mind(For Janice) 11/19/2008
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 ...

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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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