Poem – House for Sale in Shady Acres (By Donal Mahoney)

House for Sale in Shady Acres The question isn’t why your little world is suddenly going to hell. The question is what  can you do about the black couple   touring the house on your block where the sign just went up day before yesterday. The neighbors are calling and everyone’s asking   what can be done before they buy it. Old Smitty is barely  cold in […]

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Poem – Parents Night (By Donal Mahoney)

Parents Night    Emma used to do real good in school her mother tells her new teacher. It’s Parents Night at Ryland Elementary. Mostly mothers in attendance.   What’s the problem, her mother asks. Fifth grade shouldn’t be hard for her. Emma’s never had a grade lower than  a B, her mother says.   Teacher says Emma doesn’t do her homework and talks a lot in class. Her mother can’t believe it. Says her […]

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Poem – The Horse’s Tale (By Ray Gallucci)

THE HORSE’S TALE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Horse)   The story of the Trojan Horse Owes little to Homeric source. Its mention in the Odyssey’s About as brief as brief can be.   It took a Roman to explain (Descendence from the Trojans claim) The tale of Grecian subterfuge, Epitome of classic ruse.   For Virgil in Aeneid’sverse Records events of equine curse, Although […]

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Poetry Collection – Vietnam / Agent Orange (By Donal Mahoney)

The following is a collection of poems about Vietnam veterans and how their lives were forever changed by the horrific effects of the herbicidal warfare compound known as Agent Orange.   A Life Without Guard Rails You think you got problems? You probably do but would  you trade with Phillip, a Vietnam vet who still thinks  Agent Orange lurks in  every puddle […]

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