Dónall Dempsey

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

The Promise - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I feel like the hare
hanging by its heels from a tree
his open guts accusing me

even in death
the hare continues
to stare

'That's one for the pot! '
my kind uncle laughs
my mind screams and screams

'Forgive me..! ' I ask of the hare
'I am new to this life
& death thing! '

'Don't forget me...' says the hare
'Just keep me forever
in your mind! '


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2013



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