Dónall Dempsey

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

Just The Right Words - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

The sea
accepts me.

Sees me
as no different
than itself.

I am

not apart from it

just a part of it.

The sea doesn’t see
me as human

merely a piece of
floating something
or other.

I become the sea
& the sea accepts me

until I am
now itself

& nothing more.

My mind
drifts to shore.

A wave
plays with me

lifts me up
& tries to stick me

onto the horizon
but I fail to stick

fall back

into a drifting
nothing.

soaking up sunlight.

Thoughtless
I float.

The sea
now pleased to be me

& thinking
with my mind

searching endlessly
for just

...the right words.


Comments about Just The Right Words by Dónall Dempsey

  • (5/10/2008 4:58:00 PM)


    It is strange, your poems sound like folklore - very melodious or like a song of the sirens, half human - half fish: 'I am not apart from it / just a part of it'...A fairy-tale. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 11, 2008


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