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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. I started writing poetry eight 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} Header Photograph: Ballycastle Beach, County Antrim, Northern Ireland...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A Tad Fragile....

Slightly downbeat in mood,
Buoyancy deflated for now.
Bright lights blinding sense,
Distortion grasps the images.
Pulsating pains jab and jive,
Temples stress to contain.
Cowering close to a finality,
Hope sits on faraway horizons.
Tomorrow is beyond tolerance,
Despair twists a sad conscience.
Salty tears slide in their freedom,
Nothingness is the only company.
Decisions hover in a place of limbo,
Consequences await next actions.
Notes of time edge to the surface,
A conscience touched in a moment.
Down but not beyond temptation,
A helping hand steadies resilience.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 29/10/2014
Poetry Jam Prompt: ‘Broken.’


  1. Yes fragile and a bit broken. I think your poem goes to a similar place as mine did. Yours is very well done.

  2. yikes....afraid to move for what the next decision might bring....thank goodness for those helping hands that come along to lift us up

  3. We often forget how hard life can be on a daily basis for some, I think. Despair reigns more than hope. So true that a helping hand can make a big difference....letting the down-hearted know that someone cares. Good to see you, Eileen! You were missed.

  4. Reaching out does not have to be complicated but will be worth it if it makes a difference for a homeless or broken person.

  5. A helping hand steadies resilience.

    Yes, one certainly needs that stability. If only it is given readily! Great word craft Eileen!


  6. Thank god for those helping hands in times like these, Eileen.

  7. This really makes you think and look at life through other eyes. Thought provoking poem.

  8. your lines perfectly describe my State where i live in India only without those helping hands...sigh..

  9. you've weaved a wonderfully written tale of sadness and deprivation. love it!

  10. We all know about jabbing and jiving pain when we're sad. This poem speaks to the familiar in a unique way. Nice response to the prompt!

  11. Wonderful words. A really well crafted, thoughtful piece.

  12. A place we all come to sometime in life...fragile and raw. A wonderful and poignant write Eileen!

  13. Indeed, a helping hand can so often prevent our shattering into a million pieces. Lovely write, Eileen.


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