Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

2081. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' At Home With The Hamlets(For Me Auld Pal Al) 4/25/2010
2082. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' During Wind & Rain(In Memory Of My Mother Ita) 2/7/2010
2083. ' ' ' ' Centaur(For Brian) 8/1/2007
2084. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Girl Talk(For Scarlett) 6/1/2010
2085. ' ' ' ' ' '' ' ' ' The Instruments Of Maths(For Scarlet) 9/10/2009
2086. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' My Mother's Hands(In Memory Of My Mother Ita Dempsey) 4/4/2010
2087. ' ' ' ' The Gentleman Of Shallot 1/16/2008
2088. ' ' ' ' Close Shave - Sequence(For Miss S) 6/11/2008
2089. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Me Mam’s Mind(In Memory Of My Mother Ita) 4/5/2010
2090. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Here I Be! (For Helen & Imogen)) 8/20/2009
2091. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Being Tilly (For Scarlett) 6/1/2010
2092. ' ' ' ' Down Some Imaginary Road(For Lynn) 6/14/2007
2093. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' For Sale: A Life - Only One...Careful Owner. 6/1/2010
2094. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Little Mona Lisa Smiles(For Ruthie) 1/24/2010
2095. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' To Sleep Or Not To Sleep 1/29/2010
2096. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Butterfly Goes To School(Haiku Sequence) 10/3/2009
2097. ' ' ' ' ' ' What Are Words Worth? 6/20/2009
2098. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Huh! Poems! (For Onelia) 8/30/2009
2099. ' ' ' ' Daddy(For My Dad) 6/16/2007
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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How Could The Stars…

How could the stars
have forgotten you?

You who held them in
the surprise of your eyes

floated them through
your wind blown hair

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