Friday, March 25, 2016

Donal Mahoney- A Poem

Rain on Good Friday

Many decades ago
when I was a kid
we always expected rain
at 3 p.m. on Good Friday 
said to be the hour 
of Christ’s Death on the Cross.

And more often than not,
it would rain at some point
if not exactly at 3 p.m.
Maybe only a shower
but enough to confirm,
for those of us who believed,
the significance of the day.

But those were different times.
Things were normal in the Fifties
as normal as Original Sin would allow.
Today a shower wouldn’t cut it
but a flood might help to refresh
the memory of man, especially if 
no ark could be found.

Donal Mahoney 

Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, Missouri. His fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications, including The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune and Commonweal. Some of his work can be found at

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