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Dublin City Sky

A Poem

By Dean F. HardyPublished about a year ago Updated 9 months ago 1 min read
Dublin City Sky
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When I saw her outside,

a light I pretended

I could not find.

She reminded me of you

O, what a sight!

This is my story

of that cold Dublin night...


I strolled over

and gave her a fright:

"How'ya love, d'ya have a light?"

"Jaysus! Ya scared me ya little shite!"

"Don't worry, darlin' I won't bite"

She laughed at that

whilst sparking me up

casually asking,

"So, what's up?"

"How dya mean?"

"Well hun, ya have the saddest eyes I've ever seen..."


It was right about then

that she asked me your name

instinctively I dropped

my head in shame,

"It doesn't matter,

'cause I fucked that up"

She killed her smoke,

touched my cheek

and wished me luck.


Watching the puddles

I sighed,

"Uhh, fuck.."

pulled out my pen

and this little notebook and wrote:

You're not here,


this Dublin City Sky

not enough truth

to outweight the lie.

I held you so close

let me cry, let me cry

beneath this Dublin City Sky


Filling your absence

with cardboard loves

on a tightrope,

no balance


in the city sky


I watch the clouds

take your shape

and reach and fall

into lost loves


And as I plunge

into my fate

the Dublin City Sky,

flashes her last goodbye.


She reminded me of you

on this cold Dublin night,

underneath this city sky

the place where both

You and I,

left eachother

out to dry

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About the Creator

Dean F. Hardy

Writer from Dublin, Ireland.

*All work here is owned by Dean F. Hardy*

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  • Joe Luca8 months ago

    Never been to Dublin - now I have. 👍

  • Beth Sarahabout a year ago


  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a year ago

    Beautifully written, a bittersweet poem

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Melancholy!!! Left a ♥

  • Holly Pheniabout a year ago

    Well done, this reads like a song.

  • Ashley Limaabout a year ago

    Beautifully written. I love the cadence of the conversation. I can hear the Irish accent as I'm reading.

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    I loved how you brought such a melancholy story to life in so few words and beautifully too. Their little conversation was a brilliant add. Great work :)

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    This is a wonderful, engaging poem with so many emotions and some truly beautiful lines. I really loved the part about watching the clouds take her shape. Great job! :)

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a year ago

    Well that's heartbreak in a beautiful nutshell of a poem.

  • Megabout a year ago

    Beautiful story! Love the imagery and really felt the last few stanzas

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is a beautiful piece, filled with melancholy and introspection. Very well done.

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