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Seeing Once Again How I Saw Then(For Lyn)
(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Seeing Once Again How I Saw Then(For Lyn)

Poem By Dónall Dempsey

I put this window in
with my Dad

(well, I …helped him) .

large & huge
it fell on my left foot

in the putting in
my Dad cursed

heavy with hurt
& my mother angry...with him.

This window
is what

I saw my life
through

teeming with happenings
sorrowings…happinesses.

At night
I still go back

& steal into
my dreams

cut that window out
with the sharp blade of my imagination

place it ‘round
my neck

and climb back out
into reality


a memory
ninja.

No animals are ever harmed
in the making of this film

of my dream.

I walk once more
on earth

with an invisible
cut-out old window

stuck upon
my face

seeing once again
how I saw then

a child
becoming...man.

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Comments (2)

Everything you write seems so effortless... I adore reading your poems Donall, it's like a light showering of confetti petals, only in words instead! HG: -) xx
And what a man the child became...a poetry writing fool! But I think this one needs a check-up on the section about the window falling on your foot? Why did your dad curse when it was YOU who was hurt? That bit confused me...but then, I am easily confused.


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