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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 which is regularly updated. 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}

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Distinctly December....

Pressure and panic parcelled together,
Hurtling betwixt and between in unison.
Passing oneself on the slow return journey,
Yet running and leaping through many rings.
This hectic season of the giving and receiving,
Easy online purchases cascade into mighty piles.
Remembering personal proclivities and tastes,
Who is worthy of this purchasing predicament.
In time, rapt with great relief of done and dusted,
The twinkling lights of festive spirit shine through.
December’s presence fraught with best intentions,
Moods swing with benevolent melancholic jingles.

 ©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 15/12/2013


  1. the trials and tribulations of the season... something we are all familiar with I think...

  2. Eileen, your poem resonates with me. I understand the pressure and the panic, and I think we do it to ourselves each year. So true that we always have good intentions, but somehow we always fall into the same seasonal traps. I do wish for myself anyway I'd focus more on the 'twinkling lights of festive spirit' and forget about the rampant commercials.

  3. I love this, Eileen, especially the relief when it is under control and one can just enjoy the season. I am there and it feels good! I ADORE that beautiful bright little bird at the top of your blog. She is so beautiful.

  4. despite the predicaments twinkling lights sparkle....beautifully expressed.

  5. Oh Eileen this is absolutely lovely and something we can all relate to - so many mixes of emotions this time of year!

  6. You have captured the spirit and mood of December. It is a good, yet tough season.


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