Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,356 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
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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