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Ruth O'Reilly

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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! A few years ago 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

He's an insta lover (28/07/2022)

Solstice (07/07/2022)

Big Birthdays (17/06/2022)

Tomb Escape (07/06/2022)

Top of her game (02/06/2022)

Lotion Love (25/05/2022)

Radio Royalty (24/05/2022)

Resonance (12/03/2022)

Borrowed (09/03/2022)

Frozen Time (10/07/2021)

Read more entries by Ruth O'Reilly…

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

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Nigel Astell

Mon 18th Jul 2022 16:03

Thanks for getting back to me Ruth

Cheers for putting my poem on your radio show loved putting together the song titles along with the old guys going to the concert.

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Nigel Astell

Sun 19th Jun 2022 10:38

Island of Poets

Landscape views
poems written
fun time poets
is a must
if name down
could be you.

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Nigel Astell

Mon 6th Jun 2022 20:54

So glad both of us could play a part into making it the showpiece it was Ruth.😍

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Nigel Astell

Thu 26th May 2022 01:14

King for the Day

Sir best mate
Sir taxi driver
Sir funny Landlord
Knighthoods given to
all my drunken pals
waking up with
a stunning princess
Queen out of town.

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John Botterill

Sun 27th Mar 2022 20:16

Thank you so much, Ruth, for guiding this complete novice through his first radio show. You have such a lovely calm easy manner and link everything together brilliantly well. Really enjoyed it, thanks to you!
Gail sends her kindest regards, too! 😀

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Nigel Astell

Sat 12th Mar 2022 03:03

Doing ok Ruth
love your poetry and how it reminds me of you

Faces of You
Smiling sometimes sad
words that work
make up on
I always see
faces of you.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 9th Mar 2022 15:11

Hi Ruth - noting your comment on John Botterill's poem, I'm
not sure poets are always the best readers of their own work and
in the past I used a Bristol studio and its two resident recording
artists to record various poems of mine in musical settings for a self-published enterprise on CD. You can find some examples (e.g. The Menin Gate and English Hills) in the audio list on my WOL page and if you'd like a sample copy of the CD, just let me know where i can send it.
MC

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clyde McCulley

Thu 16th Dec 2021 20:15

Hi Ruth,

Clyde here, that wrote "the tattered old man on Christmas Eve" to see if you got my message to let you know that I would be pleased to have you use the audio for your radio show.
If you have guest on your show, I would love to be a guest.

Merry Chrismas over there in England from Portland Maine,USA

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Nigel Astell

Fri 1st Jan 2021 19:24

I hope you got lots of Christmas cheer
and look forward to reading lots and lots
of your poetry in the new year x

d.knape

Tue 17th Nov 2020 12:05

Ruth O'Reilly
your smile is smiley
your name although
deserves that O.
?

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Nigel Astell

Fri 13th Nov 2020 01:07

Check out the
bold and blue
with lots of
red and raw
put one in
your Christmas stocking
- - - now!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 12th Nov 2020 12:52

We are going to call ourselves
The Spice Boys
first choice was
The Cheeky Boys
open to offers x

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Nigel Astell

Wed 11th Nov 2020 02:05

The next pod
I do with Andy
Get Spiced Up With Nigel
save you a copy.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 23rd Oct 2020 21:55

Ruth: "Ruth, Campari is but a delight ??"
Reprise nor a reprieve ???

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?
?

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 ?

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

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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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

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.

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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