Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

1481. There's A Cliff Ahead 10/27/2013
1482. Make Verdant Again The Hills 2/5/2015
1483. A Mountain On The Lawn 3/27/2016
1484. Angels Or The Fat Lady 8/28/2015
1485. A Garden Of Their Own 10/23/2015
1486. Nearing The Finish Line 5/5/2014
1487. Roundup 12/5/2015
1488. Income Equality 2/12/2015
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

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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

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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'Lemon Underwear'

The New Morse Hotel
Chicago, circa 1970

What if after Browne has gone
one of us discovers who Browne was,
leads the rally to his room before
the maid has time to broom the webs,
retrieve from underneath the bed
the sweat-stiff socks, the lemon underwear?

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