Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

121. Grandad Said 9/20/2004
122. You'Re Beautiful 7/6/2006
123. A Christmas Present 12/18/2006
124. Sausages 9/12/2007
125. Life Country-Style 7/16/2006
126. Potty! 1/9/2008
127. Summer Holiday Sonnet 7/21/2006
128. Today I Cried 10/11/2004
129. The Empty Boxes 8/4/2006
130. Smart 1/9/2008
131. Untouched By Human Hand 4/11/2005
132. Long Story 8/29/2006
133. Train Of Thought 7/11/2006
134. Lady On A Train 10/11/2004
135. Seascape 11/1/2004
136. Short Thought 9/22/2004
137. I Wish....... 9/22/2004
138. Skylight 5/25/2004
139. A Fatal Mistake 11/17/2004
140. For Jenny 11/1/2004
141. I'M Always Dreaming 9/27/2004
142. Sleep Tight, Fair Maid 11/9/2004
143. Thoughts In A Cubicle 6/4/2004
144. Sweet Sorrow 4/11/2005
145. Last Love 10/20/2004
146. Now Go To Sleep, My Little One 7/7/2006
147. Best Friends 6/15/2004
148. Single Dad 10/22/2008
149. Ashes To Ashes 8/28/2006
150. Oxfam Shop 8/23/2006
151. Who But You 6/5/2004
152. Who Heals The Healer? 6/3/2004
153. Never Trust A Lobster 6/25/2006
154. Angel 8/3/2006
155. Take My Hand 10/15/2004
156. Motorcycle Sonnet 10/2/2004
157. Autumn Leaves Its Scar 6/23/2004
158. Why Dogs Always Smell Each Others' Bums 10/20/2006
159. An Angel Has To Do What An Angel Has To To 5/30/2004

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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