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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}

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Calendar Days....

The sojourn of living is listed annually,
Segmented and singularly delineated.
Ticks of achievements circled to recall,
Notches of disappointments all crossed.
A long view tantalizes exciting possibilities,
While the short term courts sterner reality.
Sprigs of inspiring newness emerge gradually,
Tendrils of blossoming thoughts soon revealed.
Rustic years of simple alignment and old habits,
Resolutions repetitively paced within a promise.
Life itself captured in daily successes and failings,
Turning pages as pasts and futures move on apace.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 02/01/2014


  1. ticking boxes,recording success and failure... we all categorize our lives in some form or fashion... great poem...

  2. Happy New Year, Eileen. I think about turning pages as pasts and futures move on. Strikes me as a brilliant thought. Every day lived becomes the past the next day, and the future becomes the present soon enough. And the older one becomes, we realize 'short term' is the way to go, I think. Easier to grasp than long term at a certain point. I enjoyed this, Eileen.

  3. Happy New Year Eileen....this is a brilliant poem...crafted so well!!

  4. A long view tantalizes exciting possibilities,
    While the short term courts sterner reality.

    A lot of excitements on the longer term and realities in the short-term. Great observations Eileen! This can be a guide to future expectations coming one's way!


  5. Yes, it's like that -- a true whirlwind of experiences and emotions. Loved this, Eileen!

  6. Don't we just love putting things in boxes, metaphorically or literally. Oh to be rich enough to dispense with those strictures and just enjoy life.

  7. oh those resolutions on these calender days...


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