poet Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey


My favourite faded shirt
my tired old torn denim jeans

that have aged
along with me

my second skins

as much me
as me

now sit crazily
mixed up stitched up
into a patchwork

that you present to me:

“I went through your wardrobe
& used anything I thought you’d throw out! ”

“...these pieces fitted perfectly! ”

“Do you like it?
...are you pleased with me? ”

I smile & lie
I am delighted

“It’s such a lovely...surprise! ”

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 7, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Comments about Bedclothes by Dónall Dempsey

  • Gina Pisapia (7/10/2007 10:49:00 AM)

    This is a lovely love poem...so indiect and off the wall. The story is just so good in itself and how you tell it is even better. I love the whole concept of it.

    Gina xxx

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  • Scarlett Treat (6/14/2007 10:49:00 AM)

    THIS is so funny...I feel as though I have looked in a mirror...I wear jeans till they are see-through, and carry purses till they literally wear out...and I don't know if I would be able to smile if someone (no matter how much I loved them!) made a patchwork quilt out of them! ! Laughed till I hurt...

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