Donal Mahoney

Donal Mahoney Poems

1481. Income Equality 2/12/2015
1482. There's A Cliff Ahead 10/27/2013
1483. Make Verdant Again The Hills 2/5/2015
1484. A Mountain On The Lawn 3/27/2016
1485. Angels Or The Fat Lady 8/28/2015
1486. A Garden Of Their Own 10/23/2015
1487. Nearing The Finish Line 5/5/2014
1488. Roundup 12/5/2015
1489. Found In An Attic: World War Ii Letter To A Wife 6/6/2014
1490. Ptsd 6/11/2014
1491. A Good Neighbor 9/4/2013
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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