Donal Mahoney

Donal Mahoney Poems

1281. A Bedouin's Hope Ignites 7/4/2017
1282. At Dawn In The Forest 7/8/2017
1283. First Day On Wall Street 7/11/2017
1284. An Askew Life 1/18/2017
1285. A Marital Exchange 1/18/2017
1286. A Question For Dylann Roof 1/18/2017
1287. A Minority Of One 1/18/2017
1288. Coffee With Mr Conscience 1/20/2017
1289. A Visit To Charlie's Diner 1/20/2017
1290. A Knockout At The End 1/20/2017
1291. Eight Men Who Are Doing Quite Well 1/22/2017
1292. A Brave New World 1/23/2017
1293. An Impromptu Wake 1/1/2017
1294. A Hound Dog Case Of The Flu 1/25/2017
1295. A Peek Into Humanity 1/25/2017
1296. Something He Sees While Praying 1/27/2017
1297. A Whale Of A Minow 1/27/2017
1298. Solos Only On My Tuba 1/29/2017
1299. A Memory Returns As The Dow Hits 20,000 1/29/2017
1300. After His Wife's Last Operation 1/29/2017
1301. A School Bus Is Coming 1/31/2017
1302. Global Warming 1/31/2017
1303. A Prelude To Hell 2/2/2017
1304. An Oscar For Your Thoughts 2/4/2017
1305. A Western In New York 2/4/2017
1306. Funny As A Heart Attack 2/5/2017
1307. A Lot More Bounce 2/5/2017
1308. If There's Time 2/9/2017
1309. Made In America 2/9/2017
1310. Advice Against Being An Ass 2/9/2017
1311. Moving House 2/10/2017
1312. Absentee Ballot 7/18/2016
1313. Black And White 7/23/2016
1314. A Small Price To Pay 7/23/2016
1315. A Haircut For The Yard 7/23/2016
1316. Allowances Can Be Made 7/24/2016
1317. After He Found The Right One 7/24/2016
1318. A World Too Dark Too Often 7/24/2016
1319. Arizona Here She Comes 7/24/2016
1320. We Common Folk Must Decide 7/28/2016
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.

Read the full of A Good Neighbor

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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