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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. I started to write poetry nine years ago, as a hobby. I have enjoyed that new venture very much. My preferences are for long and micro-form poetry styles. A first book of poetry ~ Reason Without Rhyme, was published in December 2013. A second book ~ Fifty Seven Pebbles, was published in September 2015...I am presently compiling the content for my third book. Thank you for visiting my Blog... COPYRIGHT: The entire copyright and content of this Blog belongs to the author Eileen T O'Neill. Nothing should be copied, reproduced or hosted as per RSS feed by any other party. {This particularly applies to the USA company Feedspot.com}

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Gardens...


Nature’s earthy place of heavenly contentment
Hearts souls and minds find a lifestyle balance
Simply for feeling the earth’s soil beneath feet
Floral perfumes tantalise artists' imaginations
As they seek to replicate the blooming vistas
Where even weeds can transform loneliness
Such magnificence forms a place of placidity
An earthly paradise marked by individuality…

Eileen T O’Neill 19/06/2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Bridges and Walls...


I once lived in a city with bridges and walls
Some to connect and the others to divide
In Belfast they call those walls peace lines
It allows communities to live by partition
Behind dark walls hearts remain fractured
Peace lives within habits of mutual suspicion
Old hatreds fester to poison next generations
Some reach out to try and build a better future
Constructed from new trust and cultural respect
Old hatreds still exist when neighbours live apart
Political bridges have been rebuilt from words
Many have met in the middle to repair tensions
It’s so much easier to share life’s opportunities
When both sides can be clearly seen by everyone…

Eileen T O’Neill 12/06/2019