poet Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Star And Starfish(For Helen)

She climbs
a ladder in her sleep

as if she reached
the top of the night

clutching at a star

or see she swims
in an invisible sea

grasping at a starfish
I can not see.

I stroke her...touch her hair.
Her breath warms my hand

all my life
lies here.

Love smiles
asks me

'Why the tears? '

'This child...my child...'

She turns & smiles
still lost in dreams

star in one hand...starfish in the other.

Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2009
Poem Edited: Sunday, September 20, 2009

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  • Gina Pisapia (9/14/2009 9:16:00 AM)

    Simple and touching...and touching in its simplicity. A great rewrite of SCARLET RIBBONS

    XXXX Gina

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  • Original Unknown Girl (9/10/2009 8:18:00 AM)

    It's bloody gorgeous! ! ! xx

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  • Original Unknown Girl (9/7/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    Sigh it's gorgeous and I cannot get the comments to stick! ! xxx

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