Monday, September 28, 2015

Donal Mahoney- Two Poems


Some say none.
Others say one.
Some say three

in one and then say
one of the three
is two in one,

divine and human.
Every day it seems
more say none.

Easier to talk
with those who say 
one but those who 

say three in one 
and one of the three 
is two in one,

divine and human,
they confirm a truth 
none will understand here.

Good News Grips Midnight Phil

Phil doesn’t go to church
but after midnight he enjoys
watching preachers on TV
swing their bibles in the air, 

march across the stage, yell 
about the joys of heaven and 
louder about the pains of hell.
He likes to see believers sing,

raise their arms and dance 
in ecstasy down the aisles.
They might be on to something,
Midnight Phil thinks, clicking 

his remote and wondering 
if they could be right and if 
they are, what about his bones. 
Where will they lie after midnight.

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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