Terry Donovan

Rookie (12/6/41 to? / Amersham, Buckinghamshire)

Terry Donovan Poems

81. Lovely 10/14/2006
82. Train Of Thought 7/11/2006
83. Heatwave 7/18/2006
84. Alone Again 7/18/2006
85. The Way It Was 7/22/2006
86. What An Eyeful 7/27/2006
87. Beached Again 7/30/2006
88. All I Want For Christmas 12/18/2006
89. Mary 12/19/2006
90. The Gift Of Love 12/20/2006
91. This Year 1/4/2007
92. The Last Goodbye 1/5/2007
93. You What? 1/12/2007
94. Mugs Away! 1/29/2007
95. Enigma 5/7/2007
96. You Know Who You Are! 6/13/2007
97. Untitled But Mushy 10/25/2004
98. Moonlight 9/12/2007
99. Saturday Sunday Sonnet 12/12/2007
100. The Wanderer 12/27/2007
101. Moonlit Melons 1/6/2008
102. Unforgettable 1/9/2008
103. Smart 1/9/2008
104. Grandad In The Wind 2/17/2008
105. Quandary 6/8/2008
106. Pomp And Circumstance 7/15/2008
107. The Agony Of Survival 10/21/2008
108. Single Dad 10/22/2008
109. Tv Movies 10/29/2008
110. The End Of The World 11/2/2008
111. Unhappy Christmas 12/14/2008
112. The Spirit Moves 5/13/2004
113. Oh Dear! 5/14/2004
114. My Thoughts Are With You 5/17/2004
115. Only Words 5/20/2004
116. My Angel 6/1/2004
117. 59/60 6/3/2004
118. Gone But Not 6/4/2004
119. Hertzog Park 6/6/2004
120. My Sunflower 9/20/2004

Comments about Terry Donovan

  • Michael Shepherd (8/4/2006 9:45:00 AM)

    Terry Donovan is one of the treasures of Poemhunter, and I think I speak for all readers. A humourist with style and humanity. May your bike run smoothly on a full tank.

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  • James Grengs (10/20/2004 4:51:00 PM)

    Terry, I just happened to see a new poem of yours, and I read it. After I'd read the one, I had to read a couple more of them- they're awesome! You have a special style about your poetry that really draws the reader in.

  • Tammy Natoli (5/28/2004 5:37:00 PM)

    I loved this so much Terry! It hit so close to home for me. My heart skipped a beat! I love reading you!

  • Tammy Natoli (5/18/2004 9:05:00 PM)

    Hi Terry! Excellent. Not that I am a critic. Great read!

  • Anong All (5/14/2004 5:15:00 PM)

    Hello to you...Terry Donovan,

    .....i was shuffling through., me own pages...Then returned home.
    Noticed the title of your poem.., it drew me in...
    .....i'am glad..it did...Your poem, felt wonderful...to read.

  • Sofia P (5/13/2004 6:58:00 PM)

    Your writting gives me a strong sense of a monologue... I don't know if it's done on purpose, but it's very unique. A poem that feels like a conversation...

Best Poem of Terry Donovan

An Angel Has To Do What An Angel Has To To

He walked away into the night,
His knuckles swollen from the fight,
A smile beneath his swollen eye,
Much satisfaction in his sigh.

He left behind a crumpled lump
A man who’d had a well-earned thump,
A bully belly filled with beer,
A crowd that had recoiled in fear.

He’d done his bit and saved the day,
Restored some order to the fray.
They watched him as went from view
Lost in the shadows he passed through.

“Forgive me, Lord”, he stopped to pray,
“I know that’s not the angels’ way”.
The Lord said “When you deal with man,
You ...

Read the full of An Angel Has To Do What An Angel Has To To


Moonlit melons,
Balmy beach,
Ebbing wavelets,
Silent speech,
Short the shadows,
Soft the sand,
Tender torsos,
Sea breeze-fanned,
Hid horizon
Fades afar,
Twinkle, twinkle,
Little star.

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