Dónall Dempsey

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

' ' ' ' Ah Where Are The Newspapers Of Yesterday? - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

We chased
yesterday’s news

all over
the grass

laughed
as the old newspapers

ran this
way & that

“kites
without strings”

We pretended them.

Just add wind
& presto...fun!

We were easily pleased.

Later, when the wind
was having a rest

& the papers
lay exhausted

panting at our feet

we decided
to play

“blankets”

tucking ourselves
up in
yesterday’s news.

I had the soccer section
all over me.

You had taken
all the headlines.

We falling
asleep hand in hand.

You, my first girlfriend.
I, your first boyfriend.


Comments about ' ' ' ' Ah Where Are The Newspapers Of Yesterday? by Dónall Dempsey

  • (7/3/2009 8:01:00 AM)

    I have read once, that there is nothing older than the newspaper from yesterday :) , so that I think it is a very good metaphor for the past, which seems to be close but it is already far away - only images and words left to fade.... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 3, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 30, 2009


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