There are no Unwounded Soldiers

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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 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. More

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About David McDonald

David McDonald is something of a unique individual and confounds many with his achievements, having suffered five strokes he has impaired short term memory and impaired cognitive skills.
Despite this he has written seven books of War Poetry, all of which are well received, and another Novella, he struggles with grammar and refuses to surrender to his physical and mental limitations.
I served with David during his eighteen years of Military Service, an outstanding soldier he has used his past to inspire his present in his writing.
I leave it to the reader to decide but this man is worth the respect so many of us who know him display, he is one of the few who fights for the many.

John Holdsworth


His first publications, There are no Unwounded Soldiers, I Never Raised My Son to be a Soldier and Every Soldier Needs a Soul form a Trilogy of poetry and display his ability to use words to tell stories.

The Lost Century is a result of his prolific writing during his treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and contains some hard reading.

The latest and most acclaimed of his works are "A Heart Without Words" and "A Heart with Wounds" which form a brace of books dealing with Emotions.

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Review by: Jeff Taylor on Sep. 17, 2012 :
This is a great collection of poems about the horrors and difficulties of war. They are beautifully honest and you can tell a lot of heart went into all of these poems. It is very clear that David (the author) has seen a lot difficult times in his years as a soldier and his poetry capture this emotion wonderfully. There is a lot about friends and loss and at times you simply need to take a break and let it sink in. If you have ever suffered through a war you are sure to connect with this beautiful poetry.
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