Dónall Dempsey

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

Paper Kiss - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

You walk
through my written words

that I strew
before you

faced with
the blankness

of the next day
of the next page

I create the next word
like a stepping stone

from sentence
to sentence

keeping you alive
as I write

I take your hand
and guide you through

this forest of words
(don’t be afraid)

the sound of your footsteps
the itchy scratch of my pen

I write you alive again

make you turn
& kiss me


even if it’s only
a paper kiss

a paper kiss

the paper cut of memory.

Comments about Paper Kiss by Dónall Dempsey

  • (10/30/2009 4:55:00 PM)

    paper cuts and kisses.....and the poem flowed along the page beautifully, keeping me alive after a very busy week............

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  • (4/16/2008 10:48:00 AM)

    Dreams becoming our reality...I make you alive...what a perfect expression for writers... (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 10:27:00 AM)

    Not just a paper kiss, Donall. It lives in the mind and heart too.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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