Dónall Dempsey

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

For Real - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Unknowingly, I approach you
not knowing what you are doing

gazing intently
at your hands

lost in thought

I stopped
not wanting to disturb you

my photograph
lay like a leaf on your palms

held like cupped water
as if it could spill

you raise it to your lips
and as if taking a sip

kissed it

closed your eyes

and smiled

kissed it again

put it quickly away
flustered by my footstep

turned delightedly
and kissed me

on the lips

again and again

for real.

Comments about For Real by Dónall Dempsey

  • (8/24/2007 4:01:00 AM)

    It's beautiful I love it. So much said in so few words. You are really good at writing and I can really relate to this poem.

    Yours always
    Frankie x
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  • (8/2/2007 4:47:00 PM)

    As Gina said, a truly tender love poem....for real! Such depth of yearning and love! (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2007 12:26:00 PM)

    a superb piece of writing, donall...... subtle, beautiful and heart-warming....rachael (Report) Reply

  • (7/24/2007 7:29:00 AM)

    This is really such a lovely gentle poem...so well observed. For real!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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