Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

In your old nursery
we ride the rocking horse

of your childhood

colours sad & faded
paint peeling

I clasp your waist
as you ride back into

your dreams

eyes closed

you tell me

use to rock like this

& dream of me
whoever I was to be

& now
we are

you smile
from very far away

tell me
I am

your dream
come true

as you drift dreamily

from little girl to young woman.

I more than
delighted to be

your Prince Charming.

The grinning rocking horse
galloping free

from fairytale
to Reality.

Comments about A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes by Dónall Dempsey

  • (8/6/2007 12:50:00 PM)

    And wow again! This is just...lovely. What a beautiful journey to make through someone's past and all through the magical talisman of the rocking horse. This is a perfect dream of a poem...a fairy tale come through. You way of expressing love and awarenes is just so beautiful at times but you have surpased yourself here. This is just a gorgeous sumptious feast of words and conceits fused together by the strength of your storytelling. You have brought all the elements together and fused them into a very special piece of writing. Wow and wow!

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  • (6/21/2007 12:08:00 PM)

    Yepper, Scarlett DOES like your poems...and you! Wonderful poet that you are, both in poetry and prose... (Report) Reply

  • Alice Vedral Rivera (6/20/2007 11:11:00 AM)

    Wow. I can see why Scarlett likes your poems. Definitely a 10 from me. I especially like the ending.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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