Sunday, May 15, 2016

Donal Mahoney- A Poem

                                                        Photo by Brian Mahoney

Joy for Everyone

I have to hope 
America can trust 
and welcome them
especially parents 

hiding children  
when bullets fly,
buildings burn with
no food anywhere. 

Every grandfather 
should be able to 
watch his grandson
play soccer

after preschool
on a field of green
and laugh out loud 
with his best friend

Donal Mahoney

Like many Americans, Donal Mahoney has mixed feelings about admitting
refugees to the United States, simply because of what seems an impossible task,
keeping the malevolent from entering the country with the true refugee. But what should America do? The author wishes he had certitude one way or the other. 
It’s not politics. It’s a matter of safety.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe, Listen to your Heart, Donal?