Donal Mahoney


Fallout from the War on Women


I was warm and toasty,
curled up, napping
in amniotic fluid,
without a worry
when suddenly
this metal thing
came into my room

poked around
and pulled me out.
The doctor stabbed me,
smashed my head,
cut off my arms and legs,
threw my pieces
in a bucket
with the others.
It's been a busy day
at the clinic.

At the closing hour,
a nurse dumped
the bucket
in a freezer sack,
took it out in the alley
and threw it in a bin.
In the morning
a private truck

took the sack to
the garbage dump.
The driver tossed it
on the highest pile,
launching flies,
at least a thousand.

Sitting up here now
I can tell you
I don't need arms or legs.
I can hear
the angels singing.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Topic of this poem: death

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Fallout from the War on Women by Donal Mahoney )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 343 Points F. J. Thomas (7/30/2014 9:20:00 AM)

    Donal the whole situation churns the bile in my stomach...but who would give it thought if it wasn't put out in the open.
    I was not prepared for any of my 3 daughters; and by the third I was suffering from severe Postpartum Depression...but Donal I would give my life for those 3 girls now; I would take a life to prevent harm to those 3 girls. With tears I tell you how proud I am that my three girls made that first cry. I applaud your courage. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. The Man He Killed, Thomas Hardy
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
I'll show you that rhyming's as easy as lying,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. ROAD FROM PARIS 1970, Terry Collett
  2. '' O '', Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Short and Sweet, Brittany Veloso
  4. PH: Echo: True Love, Brian Johnston
  5. Snow Blind..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  6. Nostalgia, Rimni chakravarty
  7. The Spirit-World, Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. Blinded by stress, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. Of Fauns Of Satyrs, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. The next activity, Emmanuel George Cefai
[Hata Bildir]