Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

681. Town Caricature 9/16/2015
682. He'D Rather Be Carrion Than A Vulture 9/17/2015
683. Not At All Like Life 9/18/2015
684. Dancing In The Candy Aisle At 6 A.M. 9/18/2015
685. Country Boy And City Bumpkin 9/18/2015
686. About Dad 9/19/2015
687. Grandma Ella 9/19/2015
688. Lunch With A Good Ol' Boy Cancelled 9/19/2015
689. Hope In Winter 9/20/2015
690. Preacher From Outer Space 9/20/2015
691. They Rest In Peace 9/22/2015
692. Two Servers, One Human 9/22/2015
693. Another Bad Halloween 9/23/2015
694. As It Ever Shall Be 9/23/2015
695. Cussin' Paul Gets Religion 9/23/2015
696. Sometimes A Woman 9/25/2015
697. The Granny Bates Award 9/25/2015
698. A Comfortable Retirement 9/26/2015
699. Within And Without 9/26/2015
700. The Right Marker 9/26/2015
701. Book Signing 9/27/2015
702. Pharmacist Who Can't Count 9/16/2015
703. Ballet Over The Border 9/28/2015
704. Dreams I Can't Remember 9/19/2015
705. Sacked 9/30/2015
706. Sally In The Alley And Joanie In The Weeds 9/30/2015
707. Heart Broken 9/30/2015
708. By Mistake He Later Said 9/30/2015
709. Butterfly Poems 10/1/2015
710. Pants On Fire 10/1/2015
711. A Day In The Lives 10/4/2015
712. First Frost 10/6/2015
713. Parachutes 10/6/2015
714. Fly Fishing 10/6/2015
715. Angels, Devils And Halloween 10/6/2015
716. Character Flaw 10/9/2015
717. White Butterflies And Gram 10/9/2015
718. Fourth Of July 10/10/2015
719. Get My Drift, Matilda 10/10/2015
720. Life In A Barrel 10/11/2015

Comments about Donal Mahoney

  • 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!

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

    Love your writing! Keep it up

Best Poem of Donal Mahoney

What Purpose Does A Rabbit Have

The same nightmare woke my father
every night for years.
He had no idea what it meant
and so he wrote the story down
and saved the note and hoped
some day he'd understand it.
But a note like that
can be misplaced.

Decades later Father
found the note
in a drawer of socks
he hadn't worn in years.
He found it underneath
his old glass eye the night
Mother came back on the Harley
to 'make their marriage work.'

He reminded Mother they had
been divorced for years
and then, despite her tears,
he told her, 'After all this ...

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'Lemon Underwear'

The New Morse Hotel
Chicago, circa 1970

What if after Browne has gone
one of us discovers who Browne was,
leads the rally to his room before
the maid has time to broom the webs,
retrieve from underneath the bed
the sweat-stiff socks, the lemon underwear?

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