Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,356 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Oh My Pretty One! (For My Dad) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

He remembers her
a little girl

changing her
(she changing him)

her first steps
to him

unsure
but certain

her laughter
(his crying)

tears
(the sheer pleasure of her)

all she had to do
was exist

to be his happiness.

He remembers
her little kiss

the tiny hand upon his face

remembers all
the people
she has ever been

his growing daughter
child to teenager

the young woman
she was becoming

dead
at 18.


Comments about Oh My Pretty One! (For My Dad) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (4/11/2008 1:34:00 PM)


    Changing her...changing him...how very perfect a description of fatherhood...we change their bodies...but not nearly as much as they change us...our very lives! !
    Donall, dearest, this is one of the best ever. LYN
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  • (4/11/2008 3:49:00 AM)


    Oh this is just too sad...I can't put into words how it makes me feel...knowing how you feel about your Dad and sister. I'll have to stop now...sorry.


    love Debbie
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  • (4/11/2008 3:47:00 AM)


    ohh, nooo, this makes me cry
    and it starts so innocently and ends so bitterly, inexpected painful end of this beautiful poem
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  • (4/10/2008 4:35:00 PM)


    Wow! I don't know what to say - just read Dee's wonderful celebration. Halts me dead....

    F
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 29, 2008


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