Dónall Dempsey

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

Yours Eternally - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

New born child
playing with eternity
as if it were
a toy.

Child
in love with eternity
eternally.
Man
tearing the wings off of
eternity

to see what makes it
fly.
Death
offering us eternity
with open hands
which we(grown use to
life) refuse.

Eternity
always and forever
becoming itself
in a new-born
child.


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  • (5/4/2008 4:19:00 AM)

    I like the unintrusive philosophical insight and the original idea of this poem - new born child still familiar with eternity... (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2007 11:54:00 AM)

    You meant 'grown used to life' instead of 'grown use to life', right? : P
    Loved your poem. Well done!
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  • (9/6/2007 11:10:00 AM)

    Nice little overview and what it all means. I like the progression through the poem and beginning and ending with the new born child(what's happening to you? Are you getting broody!) Eternity externally becoming itself in each new life. Love the fact that Death(seen as the bad guy) offers us back to eternity and we see this as a bad move! Death's only the poor old bugger who keeps the wheel turning!

    love Dee Dee
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 5, 2011


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