Dónall Dempsey

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

Long Long Distance - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

LONG LONG DISTANCE

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
there

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

and from somewhere
I hear you say

'Shhhhhhh.....shhhhhhhhh! '

maybe just static
maybe just longing



the words...

breaking...

....up.


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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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