Dónall Dempsey

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

Ben's Big Toe - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I read
(in a *)

about Ben
Johnson's big toe

& how he saw
'...for a whole night

the Carthaginians
& the Romans

fight upon
it! '

Tooth & nail
to the quick.

Now I know that Ben
'...was often

morose & prone

to strange splenetic
imaginations '

but might this
just have been

a poet
describing his owh


* (footnote)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, December 28, 2009

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