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. A Garden Of Their Own 10/23/2015
1485. Angels Or The Fat Lady 8/28/2015
1486. Just The Sheep And The Goats And The Shepherd 5/4/2014
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

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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.

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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