Donal Mahoney


Leaving the Station


Each morning
I step from the train
and march with the others

leaving the station.
The weatherman's warned of rain
so we're armed

with umbrellas,
our briefcases swinging.
Across from the station

there's an old hotel
high in the sky. King Kong,
everyone calls it.

In tall windows
old men appear,
disappear, reappear.

It is August in Chicago
and the old men wear
overcoats and homburgs

so no one can steal them.
They light cigarettes,
mumble and curse

at the daily parade
leaving the station.
Traffic is thick

but even in winter
no one looks up
since no one can hear them.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Leaving the Station by Donal Mahoney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
  4. Respect, David Harris
  5. Universally Respected, James Brunton Stephens
  6. Went up a year this evening!, Emily Dickinson
  7. A Christmas Carol, William Topaz McGonagall
  8. RESPECT, don wilson
  9. Myself, Edgar Albert Guest
  10. Heavenly Father, Emily Dickinson

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray:
And, when I crossed the wild,
I chanced to see at break of day
The solitary child.

No mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Let's Be Positively Civilized, Sandra Feldman
  2. Communist Goons, Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Trinmul Congress Party's Gift Is The Fre.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Dark Chapter, Abdullah alHemaidy
  5. The Sun Sings in You, Patti Masterman
  6. Desolate Fox, Prasad Natarajan
  7. Real Poverty, Abdullah alHemaidy
  8. A Dream In My Soul, Spiritwind Wood
  9. Peace, Leonard Champlin
  10. A Spirit Forever Free, Spiritwind Wood
[Hata Bildir]