Dónall Dempsey

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

No Awakening Kiss - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Your love
a rungless ladder

that I
foolishly endeavoured
to climb

to a tower
that wasn’t
there

an unhappy ever after ending

there was no turning into swan

the clock was forever
striking midnight with a fearful bong

there was no glass slipper
that fit

there was no awakening
kiss.

There was only
the rungless ladder
of your love.

There was only
a tower

that didn’t exist.

And I
only

a foolish
blind prince.


Comments about No Awakening Kiss by Dónall Dempsey

  • (2/6/2008 2:10:00 PM)

    The other side of the coin of the 'fairy tale romance, ' so wonderfully written to show the broken hearted fool, the foolish blind prince...so in love that it hurts, so hopelessly in love...poor prince. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, May 9, 2008


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