Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,486 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

With Only Our Kisses To Protect Us - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I watch you
sleep

as if
you float

in a seaming sea

far away from me

unmoored from
reality.

Where are you
I wonder

drifting...drifting

into the here
of there.

And now
I watch your dreams
hide behind your eyelids

adrift now
upon the vast sea
unconsciousness

my words
mere birds

high overhead

I watch you
until I too

sucumb to that great
unknown

later I will enquire
of what

you dream
of...

& you tell of
a boat

lost upon
a sea

that dwarfs it
in its immensity

how you longed
for even a single

kiss
to protect
you.

You smile
as if your dream
had been seen
by me.

Later still
I take you

in my arms

& we both
embark

on that long
journey together

with only our kisses
to protect us.


Comments about With Only Our Kisses To Protect Us by Dónall Dempsey

  • (12/30/2007 8:28:00 AM)


    I love the title phrase and the sharing of everything...even individual dreams. Mmmm...dreamy!

    love Dee Dee
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]