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Poem written and read by poet Michael J. Whelan in memory of all Irish soldiers who died on United Nations Peacekeeping service.

 

Created by Mikey Whelan (2020)

see link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YawugbpLGrk

Blue Helmets by Michael J. Whelan

Blue Helmets by (c)Michael J. Whelan. Created: Mikey Whelan

 

Poem written and read by Michael J Whelan – Irish Soldier/UN veteran. Poem read from ‘Peacekeeper’ collection (Doire Press, 2016). All author royalties supporting Irish military veteran charities.

 

 

Me 26 years ago making friends with some kids in Lebanon (c)Michael J. Whelan

Massive THANK YOU to all at Pendemic Journal for publishing my poem MMXX Anno Domini

Read the poem here =  http://pendemic.ie/mmxx-anno-domini-by-michael-j-whelan/

 

Night Line (c)Michael J. Whelan

 

The poem ‘To All the Presidents, All the Kings and All the Generals’ is read by the poet/author Michael J. Whelan. Poem read from the collection titled Rules of Engagement (Doire Press, 2019)

 

 

The poem titled ‘Paradox of the Peacekeeper in the Holy Land’ is read by the poet/author Michael J. Whelan.

The poem is read from the collection titled Peacekeeper (Doire Press, 2016).

 

‘Earth Voices, Whispering’ is read by the poem’s author/poet Michael J. Whelan for the Poetry Day Ireland 2020 celebration in conjunction with Poetry Ireland and Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines Dublin this year. Massive thanks to Orla Grant – Donoghue for organising this, and to Eoin Flynn and everyone else involved.

 

This year’s theme is There Will Be Time.’ My poem is in response to ‘Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of Irish War Poetry 1914-1945’ – Edited by Gerald Dawe (2008)
My poem is titled ‘Earth Voices, Whispering’ by Michael J Whelan and is taken from a line in Thomas Mac Greevy’s poem ‘Nocturne’ on pg. 90 of the anthology.

 

 

GALLIPOLI – read by Michael J Whelan from Rules of Engagement (Doire Press, 2019).

Author royalties going to Irish military veteran charities

 

HANGAR – read by Michael J. Whelan

Poem read in Irish Air Corps museum hangar by the author from collection titled ‘Rules of Engagement’ (Doire Press, 2019).

All author royalties going to Irish military veteran charities Irish United Nations Veterans Association and Organisation of National Ex Service Personnel, who look after veterans who have fallen on hard times.