Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

1241. Comic Books And Candy 3/12/2017
1242. Jesse Had A Lisp, You See 3/15/2017
1243. Aging In A New Place 3/18/2017
1244. Advice From His Cardiologist 3/18/2017
1245. Budget Cuts And Bill's Regrets 3/18/2017
1246. A Writer Who Writes Not Knowing Why 3/19/2017
1247. A Conservative Shouts No! 3/20/2017
1248. A Relocation Problem 3/20/2017
1249. Alice Bent Over 3/22/2017
1250. A Bit Of News Not Fake 3/22/2017
1251. A Widow A Year Now 3/23/2017
1252. Sundays With Walter 3/24/2017
1253. A Prom King Who's A Bully 3/27/2017
1254. A Matter Of Stuff 3/30/2017
1255. Alive Just One Week 4/1/2017
1256. A Teaching Moment For Little Nora 4/2/2017
1257. Anathema In '52 4/3/2017
1258. A Slaughterhouse Escape 4/3/2017
1259. A Warning After Midnight 4/4/2017
1260. Chair Arranger 4/7/2017
1261. Burp 4/8/2017
1262. Biker At The Drugstore 4/8/2017
1263. A Man Of No Words 4/9/2017
1264. Ambidextrous On Migrants 4/10/2017
1265. Child Reading A Magazine 4/13/2017
1266. A Bride For Mr. Fenster 4/13/2017
1267. Drumstick And Thigh 4/13/2017
1268. A Family Thing 4/15/2017
1269. Epitome Of Grace 4/18/2017
1270. American Rainbow 4/18/2017
1271. An Old Poet Can't Say 4/19/2017
1272. A Different Wall 4/19/2017
1273. Alice's House 4/20/2017
1274. Capitalism And Human Nature Must Be Regulated 4/20/2017
1275. Back Then, Dandelion Greens Were Segregated Too 4/21/2017
1276. Donald Trump And Mother Teresa 4/21/2017
1277. A Survivalist Finds You 4/22/2017
1278. Brunch On Easter Morning 4/22/2017
1279. An Unexpected Shark 4/23/2017
1280. Aretha Has An Announcement 4/23/2017
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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A Bedouin's Hope Ignites

After the doctor tells Ahmad
his test results, Ahmad says
he needs a new place to live.

His tent's in ruins, Ahmad says.
His body will soon shake a final time
and turn to dust in the sun.

In the trees vultures preen as
Ahmad rides his camel into the hills.
He will die in a new place to live.

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