Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

121. I'M Not Too Sure What Love Is 9/23/2004
122. Untouched By Human Hand 4/11/2005
123. The Still Of The Night 6/22/2004
124. Suicide By Jelly 6/22/2004
125. Mistakes 7/8/2006
126. To Heather 7/8/2006
127. Woops 7/28/2006
128. The Clown 8/5/2006
129. Think Of Me 10/7/2006
130. From C & A To Wait And See 11/18/2006
131. Elephant Down 5/6/2007
132. Why 5/7/2007
133. Now Go To Sleep, My Little One 7/7/2006
134. Never To Forget 9/12/2007
135. Crane-Fly 6/5/2004
136. Grave Humour 11/6/2006
137. Old Mother Hubbard 10/16/2006
138. Faith, Hope And Clarity 10/12/2004
139. Grandad Said 9/20/2004
140. A Christmas Present 12/18/2006
141. Potty! 1/9/2008
142. Sausages 9/12/2007
143. You'Re Beautiful 7/6/2006
144. Life Country-Style 7/16/2006
145. Summer Holiday Sonnet 7/21/2006
146. Never Trust A Lobster 6/25/2006
147. Who Heals The Healer? 6/3/2004
148. Skylight 5/25/2004
149. For Jenny 11/1/2004
150. I'M Always Dreaming 9/27/2004
151. Lady On A Train 10/11/2004
152. Angel 8/3/2006
153. Who But You 6/5/2004
154. Best Friends 6/15/2004
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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