Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

81. Enigma 5/7/2007
82. You Know Who You Are! 6/13/2007
83. Moonlight 9/12/2007
84. Saturday Sunday Sonnet 12/12/2007
85. The Wanderer 12/27/2007
86. Moonlit Melons 1/6/2008
87. Unforgettable 1/9/2008
88. Grandad In The Wind 2/17/2008
89. Quandary 6/8/2008
90. Pomp And Circumstance 7/15/2008
91. The Agony Of Survival 10/21/2008
92. Tv Movies 10/29/2008
93. The End Of The World 11/2/2008
94. Unhappy Christmas 12/14/2008
95. The Spirit Moves 5/13/2004
96. Oh Dear! 5/14/2004
97. My Thoughts Are With You 5/17/2004
98. Only Words 5/20/2004
99. My Angel 6/1/2004
100. 59/60 6/3/2004
101. Gone But Not 6/4/2004
102. Hertzog Park 6/6/2004
103. My Sunflower 9/20/2004
104. I'M Not Too Sure What Love Is 9/23/2004
105. The Still Of The Night 6/22/2004
106. Suicide By Jelly 6/22/2004
107. Mistakes 7/8/2006
108. To Heather 7/8/2006
109. Woops 7/28/2006
110. The Clown 8/5/2006
111. Think Of Me 10/7/2006
112. From C & A To Wait And See 11/18/2006
113. Elephant Down 5/6/2007
114. Why 5/7/2007
115. Never To Forget 9/12/2007
116. Grave Humour 11/6/2006
117. Crane-Fly 6/5/2004
118. Old Mother Hubbard 10/16/2006
119. Faith, Hope And Clarity 10/12/2004
120. Grandad Said 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.

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  • 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!

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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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 ...

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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.