Dónall Dempsey

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

The Eyes Are Not The Same - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Her son blossoming
into his dead father’s
shocking her
wearing his old man’s coat.
In the mirror
it’s as if

age like an evil spell
has befallen only her
& her dead husband
(dead a decade now)
hasn’t changed at all.
Their wedding photograph
smiles upon the wall.
She calls her son
by his father’s name

who, smiling, turns
& laughs:
“Who? ”
just the way
her husband would have had.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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