Author Spotlight
David McDonald Poet, Author, Blogger and Lyricist
A Heart With Wounds By DAVID MCDONALD
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The Second in a Brace of Poetry which deals with the heart For years I suffered while trying to manage Trauma, Pain, Depression and everything else, enduring my life not living it, my situation was... More > impossible while facing my past and attempted suicide was not unknown to me. I have however discovered that expressing my feelings in Poetry is a successful outlet where my emotions can be aired in a manner which reduces greatly the risk of exposure to harmful reactions while doing something more positive. The poem for me becomes a journey but as the author you are in control of the words, you can expose as much or as little as you feel capable of at that time knowing you can always revisit the work again.< Less
Enlightenment By DAVID MCDONALD
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Sergeant Fritz Lehmann had completed tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, there had been a cost for him personally. This time he would encounter something he was not trained for, this time he would... More > meet The Magic Man and things would never be the same again.< Less
EVERY SOLDIER NEEDS A SOUL By DAVID MCDONALD
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The final book in David's Trilogy finds a very different writer, still the passion and accuracy of the emotions but the emotions are of Love, Warmth and Enduring Commitment. "EVERY SOLDIER NEEDS... More > A SOUL" takes the journey to it's conclusion with the return of a soldier to his life, the challenges, dreams and hopes that are either dashed by consequence or ignited by freedom. The heartfelt and determined work is a picture of abandonment, love and a return to life as a civilian. David introduces a few very personal journeys and dabbles with the humouristic.< Less
Trench Talk By David McDonald
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In every Conflict there are unsung heroes, those who go beyond the call of duty but go unrewarded. All wars produce tales that fascinate the young and horrify the old, our duty is to remember the... More > truth of those who fought. The Great War was such that it is littered with tales of bravery beyond that which can be expected, there are also those who were executed for cowardice because they suffered from Shell Shock now known as PTSD. This collection is a simple recognition from one Old Soldier to many, many others< Less
THERE ARE NO UNWOUNDED SOLDIERS By DAVID MCDONALD
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David's poetry brings a new hard unyielding honesty to work of this kind, the reader is consumed by the barbarity and then lifted by the softness of the outcomes. His poems bring a myriad of... More > situations under the microscope, all of them events not fantasy and though gritty there is a softness to the outcomes that portray a man who has been at war with himself. The first of a trilogy that promises a fascinating journey< Less
I NEVER RAISED MY SON TO BE A SOLDIER By DAVID MCDONALD
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The second of David's poetry Trilogy "I NEVER RAISED MY SON TO BE A SOLDIER" continues a hard and honest look at military life for those who deploy to conflict. David portrays his own... More > emotions in some highly crafted pieces which allow the reader, to flex their own 'emotion centres'. He gives credence to the 'realities' of War which most fail to fully engage with.David lays his soul bare, it is sometimes uncomfortable, yet very compulsive reading and a rollercoaster of emotions and very humbling.< Less
EVERY SOLDIER NEEDS A SOUL By DAVID MCDONALD
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The final book in David's Trilogy finds a very different writer, still the passion and accuracy of the emotions but the emotions are of Love, Warmth and Enduring Commitment. "EVERY SOLDIER NEEDS... More > A SOUL" takes the journey to it's conclusion with the return of a soldier to his life, the challenges, dreams and hopes that are either dashed by consequence or ignited by freedom. The heartfelt and determined work is a picture of abandonment, love and a return to life as a civilian. David introduces a few very personal journeys and dabbles with the humouristic.< Less
THERE ARE NO UNWOUNDED SOLDIERS By DAVID MCDONALD
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David's poetry brings a new hard unyielding honesty to work of this kind, the reader is consumed by the barbarity and then lifted by the softness of the outcomes. His poems bring a myriad of... More > situations under the microscope, all of them events not fantasy and though gritty there is a softness to the outcomes that portray a man who has been at war with himself. The first of a trilogy that promises a fascinating journey< Less
The Lost Century By DAVID MCDONALD
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THE LOST CENTURY is a collection of 100 previously unpublished works,these works cover the gentler emotive areas such as Love, Loss, Marriage and Family. David has written much about the negative... More > effects of War on Families and he has also covered the positive in this publication, this is his largest collection to date and shows the range of emotions he has experienced within his service.< Less
The Lost Century By DAVID MCDONALD
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THE LOST CENTURY is a collection of 100 previously unpublished works,these works cover the gentler emotive areas such as Love, Loss, Marriage and Family. David has written much about the negative... More > effects of War on Families and he has also covered the positive in this publication, this is his largest collection to date and shows the range of emotions he has experienced within his service.< Less