Patrick O'Reilly

Rookie (1988 / St John's, NL)

Patrick O'Reilly Poems

121. I Woke Up And You Were Gone 7/18/2006
122. The Folk Singer 7/7/2006
123. The Old School 5/3/2006
124. A War Promise 4/1/2006
125. Red Autumn 3/28/2006
126. The Token 3/24/2006
127. Thoughts On An Empty Factory At Night 3/6/2006
128. Western (For The Girl I Love) 3/7/2006
129. January 3/5/2006
130. Tribute To A Dead Stranger 5/10/2006
131. Drive 4/11/2006
132. Busted Radio 6/20/2006
133. A Queen And A Queen And A Man Between 4/5/2006
134. In Came The Dawn 6/28/2006
135. A Song I Heard An Immigrant Singing 11/20/2006
136. An Old Irish Song 3/12/2006
137. An Ancient Artform 3/9/2006
138. An Empty Church 3/29/2006
139. 3am And It's Quiet 3/10/2006

Comments about Patrick O'Reilly

  • Sallie Howson (6/23/2007 12:43:00 AM)

    have saved one of your poems to my favourites list so i can come back and peruse the others at will.....great reads

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Best Poem of Patrick O'Reilly

3am And It's Quiet

It gets quiet at 3am.
The bedsheets are wrinkled and rolled back.
Another half empty cup of coffee,
Another crumpled sheet of paper.
Elbows on the table, head in hands.

It gets quiet at 3am.
The only sound is the calm traffic in the street below,
And the late-night infomercial.
A breeze shakes the drapes.

It gets quiet at 3am.
I rub the sleep from my eyes and look out the window.
The streets are a ghostown, lonesome
And soaked in the early morning wet.

I'd like to lay down forever,
But it gets too quiet to sleep.

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An Ancient Artform

This is an ancient artform,
A relic almost sacred I told her
As I placed the huge black disc onto the platform.
I've never even seen one of these she confessed.

The needle found a track.
Every crack and pop echoed off the walls.
We were alone in the room.

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