Dónall Dempsey

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

' ' ' ' ' Owning Our Own Faces - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Our faces
lie on the grass

as bone

our death

in the sun.

Later, they are to be
painted & adorned

(the craft of Art)

but now, it's as if
they have emerged from the grass

who have owned these faces

before their ghosts
made them ours.

We lie together

a fallen leaf

between us

gazing at the centuries

the sun parades past us

like a Lord
& Lady

caught in stone

staring Time
dead in the eye.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 1, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, June 15, 2009

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