#internationalvolunteerday2021 #InternationalVolunteerDay What is your experience of volunteering? Please join Peter Donnelly and myself. I will feature your published/unpublished poetry/short prose/artworks about this issue. Please include a short third person bio.

volunteer day 2021

Giving Time

Happy memories I have many
of days when I didn’t earn a penny,
helping out at Help the Aged at thirteen;
a few years later on a play scheme.
For nearly a year after my degree
I was filing notes at the CAB.
Life wasn’t bad
though some thought me mad.
I think it kept me sane;
like gardening, one day I’ll take it up again.

-Peter J. Donnelly

Bios And Links

-Peter J Donnelly

lives in York where he works as a hospital secretary. He has a degree in English Literature and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales Lampeter.

He has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Writer’s Egg where ‘Survival’ previously appeared.  ‘Peppered Moth’ was included in the Ripon Poetry Festival anthology ‘Seeing Things’. ‘One Day on Dartmoor’ was highly commended in the Barn Owl Trust competition and published in their anthology ‘Wildlife Words’. It was also published online by the National Trust on their Fingle Woods webpage.

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