Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

2041. ' ' ' ' Let Me Tell You 'Bout The Birds & Bees! 5/8/2009
2042. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' His Voice In Words 6/1/2010
2043. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A Wonder Told Shyly(For Res) 4/8/2010
2044. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Beware Bigamists Beware! 1/29/2010
2045. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Mine 6/1/2010
2046. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Tender Is The Night(Early Onelia Christmas Poem) 11/29/2009
2047. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Cliché Attack(For Jan Man!) 4/5/2010
2048. ' ' ' ' ' Eyes Do More Than See(For The Onelia Begetter Of This Ensuing Poem) 4/16/2008
2049. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Good For The Soul 6/1/2010
2050. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Homepage(For Onelia) 3/13/2010
2051. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' One More For The Road(For Onelia) 1/14/2010
2052. ' ' ' ' Made Only In Dreams(For Lyn) 4/14/2009
2053. ' ' ' ' Feel Free 3/18/2009
2054. ' ' ' ' My Beloved Is Mine And I Am His 7/19/2009
2055. ' ' ' ' As Above So Below(For Lyn) 5/4/2009
2056. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Big Blue Hole 3/29/2010
2057. ' ' ' ' Famous Poems(A Thank You Poem For Onelia) 7/11/2009
2058. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Becoming The Man My Father Always Was(For Brian D) 10/19/2007
2059. ' ' ' ' Ah Where Are The Newspapers Of Yesterday? 7/3/2009
2060. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Death By Similie & Metaphor 4/4/2010
2061. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' I Feel Pretty...Oh So...Pretty! (For Scarlett) 6/1/2010
2062. ' ' ' ' Crúiscín...Cístín Baise(Little Jug...Little Palm Cake*) For My Auntie Mary 2/19/2009
2063. ' ' ' ' ' A Sea Of Stars 6/7/2009
2064. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Blameless 6/1/2010
2065. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' All The Stars Brilliant Brihtness(Tankas) 8/25/2009
2066. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Nothing To Say 4/4/2010
2067. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' From My Past I Smile(For Onelia) 8/22/2009
2068. ' ' ' ' ' Is It Yourself That's In It? (For Good Auld Bud) 3/8/2009
2069. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'smile 1/10/2010
2070. ' ' ' ' As Simple As Abc 4/16/2009
2071. ' ' ' ' Here: But Not All There 3/5/2009
2072. ' ' ' ' ' Blue Dress(For Junie) 7/26/2007
2073. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Low Finisterre 1007 Losing Its Identity By The Same Time 6/1/2010
2074. ' ' ' ' For A Walk(For Lyn) 4/24/2009
2075. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Never So Alone As Here(In Memory Of My Mother) 3/25/2010
2076. ' ' ' ' Swallow...Swallow...Little Swallow! (Tanka) 7/11/2009
2077. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' I Want To Be In America! 12/29/2009
2078. ' ' ' ' 'Later(For Junie) 4/2/2009
2079. ' ' ' ' End Of Story(For Byran) 5/3/2009
2080. ' ' ' ' Need To Know 4/1/2009
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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