Donal Mahoney

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  • Eugene Levich Eugene Levich (7/4/2015 12:10:00 PM)

    Viva Donal Mahoney... author of some of the loveliest poetry I've read this year!

  • Cece D Cece D (9/23/2013 9:00:00 AM)

    Love your writing! Keep it up

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Best Poem of Donal Mahoney


In the waiting room, I squeeze
this old rosary a nun gave me
the day I got back from Iraq.

I was still in a daze on a gurney
and I still had sand in my hair.
Some of it remains, no matter

how many showers I take.
Sand from Iraq lingers, I'm told,
until you go bald, and then

you are able to concentrate
on other things.
What might they be, I wonder.

But today, in this waiting room,
I squeeze the rosary tighter
when I hear, louder than

the gunshots crackling in my dreams,
the real screams of that little boy
right ...

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