Dónall Dempsey

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

Time For Tea - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

"Hi! " said the Ancestors
knocking on my door.

They were late by a couple of
thousand years or more/

"We're no one
that you know

we're from the long long ago! "

They spoke in a voice
made of silence.

"We made you up
(so to speak)

and we just thought we would
come & see you for ourselves! "

One had a singing bird
trapped in her chest

(just like my mother)

an other had an exploding
dandelion heart

(just like the Da) .

Some were pure myth
through & true.

Some untouched by time.

They were made up
of all the bits & pieces

of the "me"
recognised as "I"

So this is how
I had come to be

"Sit down! " I said.

"I'll put on the tea."


Comments about Time For Tea by Dónall Dempsey

  • (4/29/2013 7:18:00 PM)

    I often think of my ancestors and wish to travel one day to trace my roots. Great poem.
    -ralph
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  • Res John Burman (3/6/2013 1:32:00 PM)

    What else could you have said? Good one Donall! I'm on a new Mac and while I know where your Father is I can't find your fada! xxxx (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013



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