Dónall Dempsey

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

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' To Sleep Or Not To Sleep - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

To sleep
perchance to...snore!

I can only dream
of peaceful sleep.

Like MacBeth
you've murdered sleep.

My sleep!
Ay, there's the rub!

I lie awake
misquoting Shakespeare

to myself.


Comments about ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' To Sleep Or Not To Sleep by Dónall Dempsey

  • (1/29/2010 4:28:00 PM)


    I went through a phase when my bed was my sworn enemy and trying to sleep in it was a torture to me, as sleep was unobtainable like the droaning noise you get from the telephone when a number has been discontinued.......
    These days I take a tablet before bedtime, something mild and just the thought of it
    releases my tensions, sending me into that world of dreams and slumber.

    Ruthie; o)
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    Afrooz Jafarinoor Afrooz Jafarinoor (5/30/2017 2:42:00 PM)

    Very cute poem. I enjoyed and translated it into Persian.

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  • (1/29/2010 12:44:00 PM)


    Of course, I NEVER snore..because it is so unladylike-just as I never sweat..I glow! ! AND sound like a snuffling pig when I sleep...but I never quote OR misquote Shakespeare! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, February 1, 2010


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