Donal Mahoney


Keeping His Dignity - Poem by Donal Mahoney

A poor man comes to the door
after the storm last winter and

asks if he can have something
to eat if he shovels the walk.

You say forget about the snow.
How about ham sandwiches

on rye bread and he says fine.
You ask if he wants mustard.

He says yes if it’s Grey Poupon,
the only mustard he eats.

Topic(s) of this poem: people, poverty


Comments about Keeping His Dignity by Donal Mahoney

  • David Wood (8/28/2015 7:21:00 AM)


    Nice light poem. Beggers do have choices. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (8/28/2015 5:08:00 AM)


    This small poem, written in a lighter vein, brings a large smile on the face of the reader. Thanks for reviving and 'keeping his dignity.' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 28, 2015



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