Sub-titled,' Poetry from Tom Mcgreevy '
The first in a series. A large collection of poetry from ' Up and Coming ' English Author, Tom Mcgreevy.
Poetry from Tom Mcgreevy
Tom Mcgreevy served 13 years with the British Armed Forces (Army) from 1972-1984. Operating in such remote places as Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Germany, France, Denmark, Cyprus, The Jungles of Belize, Northern Ireland, and The Falkland Islands.
Since leaving Military Service he has returned to his lifelong passion for writing. In 2005 Tom was diagnosed with Cancer, but true to his belief of ' Giving up is not an option ', against the odds he has beaten it, and is now in remission.
Tom now lives in a small Village in Berkshire, England, with his Wife Paula and their disabled Son James.
Tom's poetry is Raw, Emotional, Funny, Spiritual, and at times Sad enough to bring out the tissues. He always tells it ' Like it is ', and it is always from the heart.
Tom has this gift of writing from ' Other people's shoes ', as well as his own.
His life in the Military, usually on detachment to other units, has inspired many of the Soldier/War poems, and his fight against Cancer reflects the saddness and trauma of this terrible illness.
Tom's poetry has already inspired a large following Worldwide, through his website, ' Poetry from Tom Mcgreevy ' and ForcesPoetry.com, and there is something inside this book for everyone.
Extract from' The Hospice '
I wait inside this Hospice
For death to come inside
My wife she comes to visit
Her tears she tries to hide
Silent words they come
From deep within her eyes
Each day of my survival
Delighted, but suprised
How much longer must I put
My loved one's through this grief ?
How much longer till the day
They lay the final Wreath ?
( First three verses from ' The Hospice ' Page 54 )