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David Mac

Updated: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 07:11 am

drmcmullan@hotmail.co.uk

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Biography

I’m a 33-year-old forklift driver who lives deep in the Bedfordshire Hell. My work has been accepted by: Ambit, Weyfarers, The Journal, Mud Luscious, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Poetry Over Coffee, United Press, Monkey Kettle, Clockwise Cat, Burning Houses, Urban District Writer, erbacce, Purple Patch, Urban Landscapes, Neon Highway, KRAX, Moodswing, Decanto, Antique Children, Danse Macabre, Word Riot, Global Tapestry Journal, Obsessed With Pipework, The Delinquent, Broken Wine, Sarasvati, Dawntreader, Heroin Love Songs, Horror Sleaze Trash, Blackheart Magazine, Negative Suck, Naughty Girl X, Streetcake, Howls & Pushycats, as well has being a featured poet on The Poetry Kit’s ‘Caught On The Net’. I was also voted Monkey Kettle’s Poet of the Year 2009, somehow! I have several self-published chapbooks, as well as ‘These Dirty Nothings’ and 'Room Is Brutal' both from erbacce-press. New collection due out with Knives Forks & Spoons Press. All chapbooks available from my email address or from erbacce-press.

Samples

Black Night Thing This black night is like any other time of day, it’s how you handle it that matters. This black night, it’s what you do with it that counts, what you do to it that goes all the way: how you learn, how you shake, how you remember the daylight, how you take in all that blackness, as if it’s madness, and for a moment you’re not so lost, like you’re right there and the darkness just screams out. ################################# Stay with me till morning Because the night eats everything And this town’s been getting Cold for Too long now Don’t leave me alone with This awful darkness Smiling like it Knows something The cruel shadows will stab Intrude Creep in, looking They can keep the lot but Won’t lay a finger On us Write you name luminescent Glowing naked in All this blackness I need to prove it To the daylight That you were here That you were Real Let’s make this night Last It’s the way the Dawn hits That really takes Our breath away In this blue room I tremble And I want to know Do you tremble too? ############################## Somewhere the Sun Somewhere along the way The gods ended and The madmen took over everything Somewhere along the way The poets leapt like tigers Or wanted to The clock faces smiled The darkness was unexplainable And the blues crept in When your back was turned But it’s no problem Only the sun knows What’s on the other side The trick is to hammer it out True To let it all fall away The trick is to never know To feel it raw Opening out around you Like there’s nothing left to lose The trick is to get it down On the line Just right And not to worry In time you’ll make it through And it will be good In time you’ll turn everything Into words ################################ The Bluest Blues Listen to the blueness there’s nothing left but this blue haze everywhere this blue haze in blue air this blue room in which I sit feeling the blue come down around me over everything envelops blows blue sad empty like there’s no other kind of colour

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Gareth Writer-Davies

Sun 27th Mar 2011 11:01

"Somewhere the Sun" I feel expresses in a different way what I was going on about in JUNK.
I really like it-"the poets leapt like tigers/or wanted to" is great and funny : )
I'm in North Herts and am looking for more open mic opportunities-anything doing in Beds?

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Gareth Writer-Davies

Sun 27th Mar 2011 10:57

Thanks for your comments on JUNK
Judging by the time of your posting, perhaps it was more than connecting with you! : D

<Deleted User> (8943)

Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:10

Some lovely pieces on your profile David, especially liked "Black Night Thing" and "somewhere the Sun"

Liked "Stay with me till morning" too. Wasn't keen on "The Bluest Blues" but then you can't please every one ;) I'm going to have to pop back and have a look at more of your pieces... x

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Tom Harding

Sat 29th Jan 2011 19:43

I've been reading your poems, great stuff. hard and neat. 'somewhere the sun' rolls out beautifully.

<Deleted User> (7212)

Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:18

David - Crash - for me, the first verse is complete on it's own - Superb! I can see where you're going with the second, but not sure that it adds anything much. Only my 2 cents. B

<Deleted User> (6292)

Tue 14th Sep 2010 17:34

May thanks for your encouraging words David ,

It seem my 'pink and pretties' are getting as much comment as my poetry which really wasn't the objective, however don't let that stop you... wash day is Mondays.

Thank you so much for your comments and for taking the time to read.

Augusta xx

<Deleted User> (7075)

Tue 14th Sep 2010 13:03

Hi Dave... A very warm welcom to Write out Loud. Hope you enjoy exploring the site. Winston (New Members)

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