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Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 36 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Hi There, Stranger


A certain slant of light
(in the evening)
said to me softly:

” A stranger was here
...looking for you.”

“She spoke your name
as one who had loved you.”

I thanked the light
and hurried on until I came upon

a certain kind of birdsong
(I was unfamiliar with) .

Delightedly it told me:

“ A stranger was here
...asking of you.”

She spoke your name
as one who had loved you.”

Thanking the twittering
I hurried along.

A sunrise and a sunset
also spoke of this stranger

who spoke with goodness
in her heart
and always asked for me,

Many times our paths
crossed...
...or we just missed each
other.

“ A stranger...just gone...
your name...full of love.”

Finally I found the stranger
or the stranger found me.

(What does it matter) ?

The stranger was no stranger.

She greeted me with a kiss.

I kissed her kiss
and embraced her embrace.

“Is it time yet? ”
I asked her.

“Not yet...”
she smiled and whispered
“...not yet.”

“So, to what do I owe
this visit.”


“I just wanted to see
if you...remembered me? ”

I grinned: “How could I forget...”

We kissed goodbye.

I waved.

She waved.

I said goodbye to

my Death.

Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2007
Edited: Sunday, February 27, 2011

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  • Rookie Cicero Grey (6/22/2007 8:13:00 AM)

    I really liked this!
    The way you portray it has a sort of surreal stroll..
    and I love your unusual approach on the subject.
    The most un-morbid poem about Death I've read; P (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dee Daffodil (5/24/2007 10:47:00 AM)

    Clearly...you have a wonderful imagination! To create a scene where death is not only welcomed...but cherished...is indeed very creative writing! ! Nicely done!
    Hugs,
    Dee (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,468 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/20/2007 3:04:00 AM)

    Commendable work, Donall.I like the smatter of the contemporary abstract tone, as well as the spaced versing...Solid Write, indeed...

    FjR (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,468 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/20/2007 3:04:00 AM)

    Commendable work, Donall.I like the smatter of the contemporary abstract tone, as well as the spaced versing...Solid Write, indeed...

    FjR (Report) Reply

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