Dónall Dempsey

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

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Sticks ‘n’ stones

She took the sticks
of our arguments

and blew them into
a blaze

as if she whispered fire
to them & they

leapt into flame.

Even the stones
burst into fire

which she lovingly tended
with a gentle viciousness

until she created
a bonfire

of my vanities.

My name nothing now
but ash floating high

above it all


getting in

my eyes.

Comments about Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Dónall Dempsey

  • (4/2/2008 2:04:00 PM)

    When all else dies...smoke gets in your eyes? Wonderful piece of music, and wonderful poem. I especially like that line....'as if she whispered fire to them...and they leapt into flame! ' Killer line! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 24, 2008

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