Dónall Dempsey

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

And All I Could Do Was... - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

You had the most amazing
pubic hair
either there was none there
or
if it was...then it was

shaved into
an exclamation point!
...or a question mark?

Or like
buried treasure
an X
marked the spot!

“Oh arrgh…I really have to admire your
punctuation dear! ”
Or it could be
shaped or colored.

Sometimes the Stars & Stripes
or a Union Jack
or especially for me
an Irish tricolor

leaving me
standing to attention
I saluting your imagination!

Or my favorite
a very realistic Sheila Na Gig
how…tautological!

You so creative
(in so surprising ways)
I felt so
drab beside your
flying flags & perfectly precise punctuation

not to mention
your rings & things
(oh the tinkle of that little bell)
& tattooed snakes
squirming into...

& sunbursts exploding out of
your private parts
(there’s that little bell again) .
I was such a
grey area

but you said you didn’t mind
(you fell in love
with the kindness of my mind
& that I was
all heart)

& if it came to
Pubic Art
you had enough
for two
& all I could do
was agree with you!


Comments about And All I Could Do Was... by Dónall Dempsey

  • (10/22/2007 7:35:00 AM)

    Very...how you say...funny and droll! Bit of a prude so the content is a bit of a putoff for me but I can still see how loving the poem is. I like it for what it is and how you...ah... handle it but I'm just not into poems about pubic hair! Although come to think of it I do like Donne's poem about the flea! So I'll give you this by the skin of my teeth. I tend to like your more tender romantic poems than ones that speak of 'country matters.'

    love Gina of the Pisapias
    (as you would put it)
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  • (10/22/2007 6:31:00 AM)

    Wow wot a sexy tender poem. Pubic art! And that intriguing little bell...belling the...? You have a way of mixing sex and fun that makes it fantastic. And she was right...you do have a kindness of mind and wear your heart on your sleeve. I only once saw picture in a magazine of this fad and some of the designs were quite ingenious. I love the notion of the Shelia na Gig...now that's funny! You described Frieda once(this has got to be Frieda...right?) in that her art was her own naked female self and now...I believe ya! This comes across funny enough as a very tender and loving poem despite its subject matter! But no matter you could make a silk purse out of a sow's ear as they say in my part of the country. Delightful poem...delightful woman and...delightful man! ! Yum yum to all of them!

    love Dee of the D
    (to copy your signing off)
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011


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