Donal Mahoney


A Certain Look - Poem by Donal Mahoney

Some things you can’t undo.
A remark, perhaps, you can retract
or try to with an explanation.

But a certain look can
burn forever in the mind
of its observer, a missile you

never knew you launched.
Maya Angelou was right.
Some folks can’t recall

years later what you said
but they remember instantly
how you made them feel.

Topic(s) of this poem: emotion, pain


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015



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