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Ruth O'Reilly

Updated: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:23 pm

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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

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Ruth O'Reilly

Muse (13/11/2019)

Retrograde (09/11/2019)

Poements (04/11/2019)

Snow White Updated (03/11/2019)

Smile (02/11/2019)

Shadow Of Temptation (01/11/2019)

Craveyard (31/10/2019)

Nonsense (30/10/2019)

Developments (29/10/2019)

Writing Moment (28/10/2019)

Read more entries by Ruth O'Reilly…

Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/ruthoreilly

Audio entries by Ruth O'Reilly

Blank Canvas (17/10/2019)

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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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Nigel Astell

Mon 16th Sep 2019 16:40

Ruth well done

Writing challenge complete
so well received
comments all good
poetry first class!

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 13th Sep 2019 11:12

And My Poetry Writing Challenge to myself is Complete.... I have wrote a poem a day for one whole Month- Yay!

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Nigel Astell

Tue 10th Sep 2019 15:42

Liked both your poems in Printed Words Ruth

Never Settled, Never Serious

The tourist seemed like a lover
who did not care at all
liked the link up with the trunk to the suitcase
and the circus to the clown
the lion tamer watching
maybe fate to reel him in
when all the travelling is done.

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Shawn Garcia

Mon 9th Sep 2019 17:54

Thank you for your kind words

d.knape

Thu 5th Sep 2019 11:13

The poem was just about how
some people do not change
that's all.
thanks for the flower though.
I wear it proudly.
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Tommy Carroll

Sun 1st Sep 2019 23:30

Hi Keith, no I'm not flaming, it was then and not now now. ?

Hi Jason, I think 'moving on' and scorch-marks says it .

Hi Ruth, I think the 'positive spin' echos Kieth's point, not wrong just behind my shoulder as I turn away.

Thank you all xxx

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 31st Aug 2019 12:59

Ruth what was the photo please??

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 30th Aug 2019 19:14



What is the point that Don, Adam and Graham are hoping to achieve with their negative simplicity?
Am i losing something?
I appreciate the points from Ruth.

Surely Chrystel has a valid point.
Why the negativity folks?

Tommy

psps. I think that I may have missed some of the finer points made by Don, Adam and Graham. Apologies if I have.
tc

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Chrystel Roberts

Thu 29th Aug 2019 15:45

Hey Ruth,

I thought it would be good to give the story a twist... a winner sometimes may end up being the biggest loser!
Not that I don't concur with your poem! lol

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Chrystel Roberts

Mon 26th Aug 2019 19:13

Hi Ruth,

There is so much hypocrisy in this world. So glad you appreciated the humour as well as the message in the poem!

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Chrystel Roberts

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 18:06

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for your positive response to my poem.

Have a great weekend!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 21st Aug 2019 12:16

Ruth, re: 'Schizophrenia', the 'first/real' me has always loved ice cream and still does. It was the 'secondary me' who had the aversion. I was very fortunate that I did not get totally 'freaked' about the 'second personality'. Perhaps it was a kind of innate arrogance to refuse 'her' credibility/access. I had blindly heard of such situations, but had no experience with such 'manifestations' whatsoever. None.It was a very scary time.

I so 'feel' for anyone afflicted in this way. It must be awful. Both for the victim, and the people associated, whoever they might be. But the whole experience made me a far more sympathetic person, and open to people's experiences that often seem to be 'bizarre'. Who can presume 'to know'!

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 20th Aug 2019 19:08

❤ I have now been on this site a whole week and have written either a poem or 2 each day, from scratch. Glad I set myself that challenge amongst like- minded poetry lovers. Big Thank you to all who took time to read or comment on what I have written I really do appreciate it ❤

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