Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

361. Home Invasion Encore 6/14/2014
362. The Man Who Lives In The Gym 6/14/2014
363. Public Housing 6/14/2014
364. A Father's Day Like No Other 6/15/2014
365. Father's Day Reverie 6/15/2014
366. Quincy, Illinois: 1962 6/16/2014
367. Moth Upside Down On The Ceiling 6/19/2014
368. Lifts Her Like A Chalice 6/19/2014
369. Jimmy The Blind Man Says He's In Love 6/20/2014
370. On Emigrating To Iceland After Iraq 6/22/2014
371. Waiting For Melvin 6/5/2014
372. Striking Fires Of Our Own 6/5/2014
373. Blood And Spittle 6/22/2014
374. Where Mrs. Oates Will Sit 6/23/2014
375. Hilda's Family Reunion 6/28/2014
376. Another Sunrise In His Day 6/29/2014
377. Oaf With Saturday Night Fever 6/29/2014
378. Madman In Remission 7/1/2014
379. Apple Fritter And A Single Rose 7/1/2014
380. Find Him 7/20/2014
381. Both Sides Now 7/20/2014
382. Two Flying Saucers 7/23/2014
383. No Bigger Than A Pepper Flake 7/23/2014
384. No Paper This Morning 7/29/2014
385. Fallout From The War On Women 7/30/2014
386. Petals Drift 7/31/2014
387. Sunflowers 7/31/2014
388. The Spider And The Spray Can Man 7/31/2014
389. Undocumented Zombies 8/3/2014
390. Paddy Murphy's Ode To Ocd 8/4/2014
391. Stop The Clubbing Of Baby Seals, A Modest Proposal 8/5/2014
392. Those Border Niños Would Go Home, Too 8/9/2014
393. A Senior Citizen's First Email 8/9/2014
394. New York To Chicago: An Email Alert 8/9/2014
395. The Chastity Belt 8/9/2014
396. Weeds And Blooms 7/10/2014
397. Remembering His Third Wife 7/10/2014
398. Carousel Of Marriage 7/10/2014
399. Hope And Mr. Neery 7/10/2014
400. Monks In The Orchard Picking Peaches 7/6/2014
Best Poem of Donal Mahoney

A Good Neighbor

Cookies for George,
40 years back from Viet Nam,
are the only payment
the man will accept
to mow your lawn,
rake your leaves,
shovel your snow.

He sleeps behind
his brother's house
above the garage.
Every two weeks
he shaves and bathes.
His brother takes him
to the Veterans Hospital.

George has cancer again
40 years after Agent Orange.
But he'll mow your lawn,
rake your leaves
and shovel your snow
for nothing less than
cookies for George.

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The Honey Room

Brother Al, in his hood,
is out in his field
making love to his bees.
From my room I can see him
move through his hives
the way people should move
among people.
The bees give him gold and the gold
turns orange in the jars

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