Friday, February 20, 2015

Donal Mahoney- Two Poems

Agnostic in Hospice

One by one 
each brick falls.
No mason now 
can fix the wall.

Here comes
another cannonball.
Nowhere now
for him to go.

A prayer can’t hurt, 
he tells himself,
if someone’s 
on the other side.

For years his friends
have said that’s so.
What if they’re right?
Too soon he’ll know.

Bell and Star

Let me be a star
and shine in places
darkness dwells or

let me be a bell
and ring in places
silence knells or

let me show the way
I plan to travel while 
we wait together

for the final call.
What else to do but
pray with all of you. 

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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