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Born in Glasgow 1948. I wrote a book called Oot the Windae which is my story written in verse, being brought up the oldest of 5 boys in the east end of Glasgow. Also the author of several children’s books. You can find my work at www.johnnynod.com

  March 2024     18 hours ago

Submitted Poems 2 total

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

I am the Unknown Soldier and you’re standing on my grave
but please don't confuse me with one considered brave.
I was eighteen years old when I answered the call,
went over the top and one of the first to fall.
I didn't...

by David Reilly

added 1 month ago
The Gift


A special gift has been given to me
which helps me look where I once used to see.
My eyes now question that once took for granted
though seeds of contentment are firmly planted.
after all these years the pleasure I found
when I...

by David Reilly

added 1 month ago

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Perhaps we can all one day get together
Perhaps to Scotland for a little blether. (Carry the thread on)

1 day ago

Really enjoyed this. Very well written and glad I am not in his shoes. Well done.

11 days ago

So many good poems but this is a fine tribute to a mostly unsung hero and we all have one. We take her for granted and don’t realise her worth until she is not there. Thank you for reminding us.

1 month ago


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