Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

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