A Mountain On The Lawn Poem by Donal Mahoney

A Mountain On The Lawn

Rating: 5.0

You have the back rent
and come home from work
and find everything in a mountain
out on the lawn with the kids
sitting on the curb crying
unable to get in after school.

You spend the night in the car
with your wife and the kids.
They're all scared
and you wonder what
to do in the morning.
You can't go to work with
everything on the lawn.
Neither can your wife.
What about the kids
and school?

Storage costs money
but that's your back rent
or maybe rent for a new place.
How would you move
all that stuff anyway?
Who would help?
You tell your wife
everything will all work out,
both of you knowing
it's all just begun.

Sunday, March 27, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: families,homelessness,poverty,social comment
Eugene Levich 27 March 2016

No matter in which country they live, the poor get the short end of the stick. This is a lovely and heartfelt description of their suffering. Good on the author!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 March 2016

Very amazing and thought provoking sharing really. Wisely penned poem shared here. Interesting.10

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Edward Kofi Louis 27 March 2016

Unable to get in after school. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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