Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Donal Mahoney- A Poem

Game of Life

You played Hide and Go Seek
as a child and you always won.
You’d find your sister  

hiding behind the couch.
She always hid there
and you wondered why she didn’t 

hide somewhere else but the game
was giggles for her—not life.
Decades later now you play

the same kind of game but  
you’re not seeking your sister.
You have to find him 

before he finds you.
He has forever to look
and in time finds everyone

often to our surprise.
You knew your sister was
hiding behind the couch so

it was easy to find her.
Finding him took longer
but the game of life is

finding him before he finds us.
Because that’s when he points 
one way or the other.

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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