PROTECTION for Poetry Day Ireland

It’s Poetry Day Ireland so I am supporting from abroad. This year’s theme is Truth or Dare so throughout the day I will be posting a few of my older poems on Truth and a few more on being Irish… Protection In many rooms, in multiple houses, in a dozen cities I pulled shadows over […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.18, NAPOWRIMO

  There are walls we have to build, both boundaries and barricades,  others we have to climb and then that wall, cemented into corners that cannot be cleared, when two worlds  held hands over the cracks  we were happy to overlook. All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO. 8, NAPOWRIMO

  In sweeping rain  he was swept through streets  in a taxi turning with thoughts he had not yet learned to express.  Windows can shield  from more than just the weather. In unswept rain he was sweeping through streets that had not yet soaked him, had not yet drained him on the storms that were […]

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WALLS

  We build walls and barricades to hide from our fears of what might be outside. We build walls and barricades and are left trapped with the evil within. All words by Damien B. Donnelly Based on a poetry prompt from #Poetheme

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Summer Sun in the Marshes

Three boys and a girl, Coasting carelessly From teens to twenties And coping lazily With hangovers Beneath the summer’s sun. One blonde and three browns, Laughing amid golden rays That filled the most perfect of squares In the once marshland of Le Marais With it’s cobbled streets, Men of elegance And women- Who followed their […]

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To the East of Ignorance

I had wanted to show you it all; For you to revel As much as I In the magnificence I had seen And felt. Perhaps it was my fault- In the extreme- Maybe my blinkered view, Like the race horse- Seeing only the green of the track And the glory of the win ahead While […]

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