Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

441. Teacher's Pet 11/1/2014
442. Teddy And Oliver Talk It Over On The Bus 11/4/2014
443. The Gravedigger's Son 11/4/2014
444. Why Did You Write That? 11/4/2014
445. All Aboard 11/6/2014
446. Some Day Soon 9/22/2014
447. Going Normal 9/27/2014
448. Splash 10/12/2014
449. We Walk The Streets 10/12/2014
450. Maybe It Was Sleep Apnea 10/19/2014
451. Harry Tompkins And The Art Of Forgiveness 10/19/2014
452. It's Best To Leave Cootie Alone 10/19/2014
453. Moles, Voles And Agent Orange 10/19/2014
454. Midnight Squatters 11/12/2014
455. Teddy Will Be Home For The Holidays 11/14/2014
456. Flashlight In The Gangway 11/16/2014
457. Annual Physical 11/18/2014
458. Ferguson Will Roll 11/9/2014
459. Judy's Father And Mine 11/20/2014
460. Quicksand Of That Good Woman 11/23/2014
461. Departures 11/24/2014
462. A Gift Logic Can'T Buy 11/24/2014
463. Ferguson In Black And White 11/30/2014
464. Dr. Chapman's Insight 12/2/2014
465. We Were Irish, Don'Tcha Know 12/10/2014
466. Conundrum 12/14/2014
467. A New Yo-Yo On Christmas Day 12/14/2014
468. Veterans Cemetery 12/14/2014
469. Why Sweat The Small Stuff 12/15/2014
470. Thoughts While Waiting In The Er 12/20/2014
471. Caucus At The Parking Meter 12/20/2014
472. Not Far From Ferguson 12/4/2014
473. A Caseworker's Nightmare 12/9/2014
474. Ollie's Wine And Liquor 12/9/2014
475. Chicken And Noodles 12/9/2014
476. A Different New Year's Eve 12/22/2014
477. Paddy Murphy Is Fred Astaire 12/28/2014
478. Agnostic Afloat 12/28/2014
479. Broken Marriage 12/28/2014
480. Let It Be On Monday, God 12/28/2014
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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In Break Formation

The indications used to come
like movie fighter planes in break
formation, one by one, the perfect
plummet, down and out. This time they’re
slower. But after supper, when I hear her
in the kitchen hum again, hum higher,
higher, till my ears are numb,
I remember how it was
the last time: how she hummed

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