Dónall Dempsey

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

The Road Unafraid(For Lyn) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I tell her
that the moon

is God’s
lost contact lens

and that
the thunder

is Him

rummaging ‘round
in the Heavens

myopically looking for it.

“God is a noisy old devil
isn’t he? ”

“I see! ”
she says.

Considers this
for a bit then:

“Oh Daddy!
you’re being silly again! ”

She scolds in her
mother’s tone.

And takes my hand
walks me down

the road unafraid

as if I were her
three year old.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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