Every Soldier Needs A Soul [NOOK Book]

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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 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 ...

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Overview

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 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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044963986
  • Publisher: David McDonald
  • Publication date: 9/13/2012
  • Series: A Soldiers's Poems , #3
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 439 KB

Meet the Author

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

RHF

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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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Every Soldier Needs a Soul is a journey every citizen who votes

    Every Soldier Needs a Soul is a journey every citizen who votes should take, if your Government decide to send men and women to war the least we should do is understand it's consequence properly. David McDonald is totally open about his P.T.S.D. and deals with it's consequence in some of his work, which poem should you make sure you read?? take your choice they all carry passion and emotion on their sleeves.

    We need War Poets like David to remind us of our responsibility and the futility of certain actions, the romance of war poetry is gone it is something we can no longer afford. READ THIS AND LET THE WORDS INSPIRE, CONCERN AND EMOTE but have a pack of tissues handy.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

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    remarkable collection of war poetry...

    Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite

    "Every Soldier Needs A Soul: Poems of a Soldier 3" by David McDonald is a remarkable collection of war poetry. It¿s the last in a trilogy by this poet, who began writing poetry as part of the treatment for his combat related post-traumatic stress disorder following his many years of service in the armed forces. It marks a return home of the soldier. We tend to associate war poetry only with the World Wars and long-dead poets such as Wilfred Owen, but it is still an active genre today as, unfortunately, we¿re still fighting wars. ¿Is this what is man¿s achievement ...?¿ asks the poet in ¿An Ending¿, and he goes on to say ¿Can we not find better use, find peace ...¿? If only we could. Soldier-poets like David McDonald remind us in the powerful, concentrated language necessary for poems of the horrible suffering that wars inflict, both mentally and physically on victor and vanquished alike.

    There are poems in this book about the supporting women at home, the brave child at her father¿s funeral, burying a brother, an old soldier ending up on the streets, flashbacks and unseen injuries, to give a very few examples. These poems range widely in style and content, from anger to love, from the fanciful to the downright gritty, from the horrific to the charming and witty. My own favourite is ¿An Angel is Waiting for You¿ in which the poet describes how an angel will look after a soldier who has died in action ¿with gentle care¿.
    You have to read McDonald¿s poems. They¿re modern, heartfelt, imaginative, entertaining and skilful. You¿ll understand that ¿a soldier is not different to you¿, just someone doing a job where he is trained ¿to do the worst that a man can¿. It¿s a tough lesson but so beautifully taught by this poet.

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