Dónall Dempsey

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

Long Long Distance - Poem by Dónall Dempsey


the phone calls I never made
but should have

(too little time)

I make them now

(too much time)

sans telephone
sans voice
sans reality

but my prayers
fall back from

a Heaven that isn't

'Hello...hello..? '
I cry inside my head

and from somewhere
I hear you say

'Shhhhhhh.....shhhhhhhhh! '

maybe just static
maybe just longing

the words...



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  • (9/26/2012 4:19:00 PM)

    The economic language and its drawn wisp like form has delivered with a kind precision these gentle musings. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 7, 2012

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