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. A Good Neighbor 9/4/2013
1491. Ptsd 6/11/2014

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  • 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


In the waiting room, I squeeze
this old rosary a nun gave me
the day I got back from Iraq.

I was still in a daze on a gurney
and I still had sand in my hair.
Some of it remains, no matter

how many showers I take.
Sand from Iraq lingers, I'm told,
until you go bald, and then

you are able to concentrate
on other things.
What might they be, I wonder.

But today, in this waiting room,
I squeeze the rosary tighter
when I hear, louder than

the gunshots crackling in my dreams,
the real screams of that little boy
right ...

Read the full of Ptsd

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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