poet Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey

' ' ' The Present Moment! (For Lyn)

She offers me
the gift

inexpertly & awkwardly
wrapped.

Christmas paper in July.

Water drips from
its centre.

I open it up
& am greeted by

a stone
a bunch of grass
(with roots still attached)
& two(& a half) twigs
a half crazy bug who
just happened to be
caught up in it.

'It's a present
of here! '

I thanked her
& she trundled off

telling her dolly
called 'Dolly'

'See...I know him!

'Told you he'd like it! '

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 22, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, January 23, 2009

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Comments about ' ' ' The Present Moment! (For Lyn) by Dónall Dempsey

  • Scarlett Treat (1/22/2009 2:58:00 PM)

    Love the two way title...a 'present' and a 'present moment! ! ' How perfectly you 'see' into her childhood, and tell all those moments that she PRESENTED to you...and thus, to me. Thank you, dear Donall, dear Friend, father of an angel! !

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