Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

1081. Doggerel For An Election 10/8/2016
1082. A Trick My Father Learned In Prison 10/9/2016
1083. An Old Poet Shares A Secret 10/10/2016
1084. A Dappled People Now 10/10/2016
1085. A Problem With Rudy 10/10/2016
1086. Just Like Yesterday 10/12/2016
1087. A Dairy Queen Moment 10/13/2016
1088. A Poem For Catholics 10/13/2016
1089. Making Certain It's Wally 10/13/2016
1090. A Traffic Stop Where No One Was Shot 10/15/2016
1091. A Farmer Goes To The Big City 10/15/2016
1092. Any Creepy Clown On Halloween 10/17/2016
1093. A Wildflower Goal 10/18/2016
1094. A Little Boy Who Won't Go Away 10/22/2016
1095. A Part Of Your Heart 10/22/2016
1096. All-Night Grocery Store 10/22/2016
1097. A Rice Cake At Midnight 10/22/2016
1098. A Chipmunk Chortles His Applause 10/22/2016
1099. All Of Us 10/22/2016
1100. Larder Bare With People Hungry 10/27/2016
1101. A Comma Is A Pipe Dream 10/30/2016
1102. A Confrontation Looms 10/30/2016
1103. A Red Kettle Crisis 10/30/2016
1104. Confetti Waiting For A Parade 10/31/2016
1105. A Forest Dawn 10/31/2016
1106. Swastikas Today On Temple Mizpah 11/3/2016
1107. Imperfect Storm Ends In A Rainbow 11/5/2016
1108. Farmer John Meets Someone Nice 11/5/2016
1109. A Neighborly Thing To Do 11/5/2016
1110. Love In The Afternoon 11/8/2016
1111. Decision 2016 11/9/2016
1112. Aren't You Glad We Asked? 11/11/2016
1113. Distressed Jeans 11/11/2016
1114. An Expert In Reptiles 11/11/2016
1115. Epilogue For An Election 11/13/2016
1116. Anyone Who Steps In The Way 11/13/2016
1117. Never Is The Best Time 11/13/2016
1118. A Gift From The Piltdown Man 11/13/2016
1119. An Old Bachelor Reflects 11/17/2016
1120. After Voting For A Bum 11/19/2016

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

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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