Dónall Dempsey

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

Memory Fails Me - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I split the atoms

(looking for the heart of the matter)

glued molecules together

to a precise piece of
Space and Time

(and hoped to God that God
didn’t mind) .

I sifted through
Eternity and Memory

and tried to create
just what it was

like to be

kissed by you

but I found I couldn’t

re - create

the tiniest touch

only emptiness and chaos

swam into view

and I remembered
that I had lost you

in a summer somewhere
beyond the power of love.

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  • (6/20/2007 11:59:00 AM)

    How beautiful and yet how futile...trying to take time apart and put it back together in order to remember that one perfect moment......... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

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