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Ruth O'Reilly

Updated: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 01:20 am

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Biography

Ruth is a community radio presenter from Manchester UK. Her love for poetry came from her Mum who would regularly read poetry to her as a child, and her grandad who wrote plays in Ireland and featured in one of the first talking movies to ever be made. At school she wrote the longest stories in English class which other kids enjoyed, but later focused her skills to copy writing. She always regrets not sticking with creative writing so decided to share a few poems she wrote with you! You'll mainly find short poems on Ruth's page, which she hopes will serve you like taking a shot of the poetic variety, read & go without using up too much mental battery! In 2002 she completed a Diploma in Journal Therapy and believes that writing is one of the best forms of personal therapy there is when it comes to dealing with anger and organising your life. Always take time to write with good old fashioned pen and paper. Write for yourself first then others if you feel you want to. Ruth takes inspiration from many sources but the natural and unseen world is a favourite, as well as a few reworked fairy tales. She feels that reading and appreciating the work of others is as much part of the creative experience as writing it and enjoys partaking in both in equal measure! Reading a good piece can be so mood enhancing, thought provoking and inspiring.

To be a writer

I've become a fighter To be a writer Daily battles of rage To stave off A blank page Ah Yes The pen is indeed Mightier than The Sword

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d.knape

Thu 30th Jul 2020 00:35

a cat can stay at your house for years
and never say "thank you".
😃

d.knape

Sat 25th Jul 2020 21:39

Don't know much about feng shui
was that the name of
your Goldfish?
😃

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Paul Sayer

Sat 25th Jul 2020 19:30

Hi Ruth

Thank you for liking and inspiring me to write 'The Poet Tree'.

I hit the post button before I added the title and the postscript.
Silly Po. I gave you the credit due which you may not have seen.

Keep writing and inspiring us all.
Po

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Philipos

Sun 17th May 2020 00:40

Hi Ruth - Cosmos - thanks for the like - have read books about trees and they are truly amazing. Cheers. P 👍

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Philipos

Mon 27th Apr 2020 22:35

Ruth - The Blarney Stone - now I know how Bats feel, hanging on to cave walls. How do they do it without a pilot's licence nearly bumping into everything. 😕 Blessings. P

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Philipos

Wed 25th Mar 2020 17:49

Thank you Ruth (Cat's eyes) glad it raised a smile. P

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Tom

Sun 8th Mar 2020 17:56

Hi Ruth, thank you so much for commenting on 'Strangeness and Experience'. I love that you picked up on the 'walking antennas' line in particular. What were you thinking at Yoga? Just mulling the sensitivity of some people? Either way, thank you and keep writing 😃 P.S. I've just given you a follow on Twitter.

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Nigel Astell

Wed 26th Feb 2020 13:33

Thanks Ruth

I liked all the special effects on the Ghost of me - - -
it made us all look good!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 6th Jan 2020 14:35

Ruth, thank you for the lovely Christmas message. I'm not out much into Manchester, but I do think that I may one day really 'see' you. Assuming you're still in this area, of course.

Your natural warmth of personality is a WOL bonus to us all. Happy New Year!

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Paul Sayer

Tue 31st Dec 2019 18:00

Hi Ruth

Thank you for dropping in and reading a few of my poems this year.

I hope that 2020 brings you all you desire to achieve.

Thank you for reading and liking 'Ring in the New Year '

See you next year, when I look forward to reading more of your fine poetry.
Po

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 31st Dec 2019 14:29

As you may pass by my little ol' page
This poetical digital stage
May our New Year bring
Your best role yet
And
Leave behind
All of
Last decade's
Regrets!

Wishing Everyone on WOL a Very Happy New Year! I've really enjoyed taking part on this site that I've just discovered this year. It was a nice alternative to the usual social media platforms!😉

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Tom

Tue 24th Dec 2019 12:10

Ah, that's lovely. Thank you Ruth, same to you too. Thanks for all your encouragement, comments and poems this year. Hope you have a great festive season 😃 Tom

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Philipos

Tue 10th Dec 2019 19:38

Yes Ruth - Techno's - and we have the nerve to call them primitive - given their limited resources they were staggering brilliant. Thanks for chiming in - or was it the abacus you were working on! 👍

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Becky Who

Mon 4th Nov 2019 15:05

Thanks for commenting "sorry for apologising", I really appreciate it.

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Philipos

Wed 23rd Oct 2019 23:33

Hi Ruth and since you ask Reiki was certainly one of these and various other forms of meditation following my NDE some years ago, the latter I think might have been a spur although matters of the subconscious have often helped me formulate my poetic style both on line as well as hard copy. 👍

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Tom

Mon 21st Oct 2019 22:08

Thanks for the comment on The Way I Write, Ruth. 😃 I do find it so interesting and would love others to let me in on their secret methods 😉 Maybe there are techniques we could all share and learn from...

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Fred Nicholson

Fri 18th Oct 2019 19:31

Hi Ruth,
I liked the read of 'Blank Canvas' lots.
Yours has encouraged me to put my voice out there.

d.knape

Wed 16th Oct 2019 00:29


They say Greeting Cards are out of date
obsolete in this fast-paced world
but homemade cards are still special
when made by children
in some of their first Acts of Creation.

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Fred Nicholson

Sun 13th Oct 2019 04:37

Thank you for reflecting on my work Ruth. I agree that home is where the heart is.
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d.knape

Fri 11th Oct 2019 22:08

Ruth O'Reily.
what a cute name.
are you a character
from a book?

ROR! add an A and you ROAR!

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Philipos

Thu 10th Oct 2019 22:01

And sometimes frogs end up as bookmarks when they get squashed flat. And cats like playing leap frog with them as well. That's when Quasimodi rings the bells - and plaintively he yells for Esmerelda. Thanks for your comments Ruth, always good to share a laugh. P.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 10th Oct 2019 16:09

Not to mention 'O'Reilly' as your surname!

I was just dropping off to sleep two nights ago, when that thought hit me. All I could think was: 'Cynthia, you're an idiot!' and I gave myself no argument.

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Becky Who

Thu 10th Oct 2019 05:30

Thanks for commenting on my poem "climate change". 😀

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Hasmukh Mehta

Tue 8th Oct 2019 16:27

Yes writers are
real fighters
for the cause
without making pause

human pain
remains
their main concern
and he tries to turn it into happiness

d.knape

Sat 5th Oct 2019 10:34

Waiting for Driver-less cars.
That was a Driver-less poem!

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Tom

Mon 30th Sep 2019 10:40

Hi Ruth, thanks for your kind comment on Lunar. I always enjoy your work. If you made some wishes on that big moon, I hope they come true 😃

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 28th Sep 2019 15:09

I Don't seem to be notified of messages and responses as I did when I first joined, so please accept my apologies for any delays in responding back to you.

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 23rd Sep 2019 18:05

re "The Wild Woods"

Keith, shaken but not... never mind 😉

Don, %depends 😏

Ruth, Campari is but a delight 🤔😛

Tommy

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 22nd Sep 2019 15:25

What foto ms Ruth?
;~)

d.knape

Sat 21st Sep 2019 03:27

I liked your typewriter joke.
"you're not my type".
hahaha

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