Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

1401. Three Ways Of Looking At A Father 10/23/2013
1402. Cockfight At The Bus Stop 4/6/2013
1403. A Disgusting Thing 3/11/2014
1404. The Mudslide 4/6/2014
1405. Siren At Three In The Morning 6/3/2014
1406. Joint Custody 6/2/2014
1407. Jesus, Can We Talk? 6/17/2014
1408. Crackling Again 6/14/2014
1409. The Ladling Of Agent Orange 7/6/2014
1410. The Ruby Throats 7/31/2014
1411. Envelope In The Pigeonhole 7/7/2014
1412. A Grand Buffet 8/13/2014
1413. Pineapple Upside Down Cake 8/17/2014
1414. Tom-Toms In The Night 8/17/2014
1415. So You Come Back Tomorrow, Hear? 8/17/2014
1416. New Life Begins 8/20/2014
1417. This Dark Morning 9/7/2014
1418. Job Interviews 9/15/2014
1419. When Computers Crash 9/24/2014
1420. A Death In The Family 11/18/2014
1421. That's Life 2/12/2015
1422. Profit And Loss 3/18/2015
1423. The Canyon Dwellers 3/25/2015
1424. Waiting In Hospice 3/24/2015
1425. Universal Truths 3/24/2015
1426. Dr. Sander's Wife 3/3/2015
1427. Wedding Day 12/9/2013
1428. Returning To Work 6/2/2013
1429. The Old Padre And The Tarpon 5/13/2012
1430. 'Doubting Thomas' 3/10/2012
1431. The Smartest Kid In The Room 11/22/2013
1432. Lady In The Snow 3/5/2015
1433. First Trimester 11/23/2014
1434. An Isis Nursery Rhyme 11/10/2014
1435. Leprechauns In Pop's Fedora 12/22/2014
1436. The Receptionist 9/14/2014
1437. The Islamic State And The Third Reich: A Contrast In Efficiency 8/17/2014
1438. Little Cartons, Little Sacks 6/2/2014
1439. Another Thrilla In Manila 12/24/2013
1440. In The Wake Of Technology 2/27/2015

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

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

'Doubting Thomas'

For years I've fed this feral cat at 4 a.m.,
a crouching mound of fur, Satanic black, with yellow eyes
that never blink. I call him 'Doubting Thomas.'

I place his can of Fancy Feast five feet or so from him.
He doesn't stir till I go in the house
and douse the porch light.

Then he leaps and cleans the can

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