Dónall Dempsey

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

Me Mathematically Speaking (For Miss S) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I wear my father’s face.
I have inherited his gaze
his gentle way of seeing.

I wear my mother’s face
but none of her grace
only the delight in her eyes.

I look at them
in young photographs
and see me gazing back
from a time I didn’t exist.

Sometimes I wear
both faces at once
confusing myself
as to who I am.

Sometimes the smile drifts
or the eyes look away
catch a glimpse
of my own face

and for a split second
see me
as I truly am

a Venn Diagram
part of either set

the bit

in the middle.

Comments about Me Mathematically Speaking (For Miss S) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (2/19/2009 10:14:00 AM)

    I like your style, and I like your stuff. Your poems are very original and diverse. In tend to read some more Look me up sometime
    Steve From Over The Irish Sea
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  • (7/3/2008 3:54:00 PM)

    original original original - imitation of Donall is - impossible :) or at least too difficult! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

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