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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}

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Much Appreciated....

So much to extol about gifts already bestowed,
Countless blessings adorn the grace of life itself.
Opportunities have been and are still plentiful,
Each accepted and absorbed with open arms.
Tribulations and tears have harshly interrupted,
Smoothness and expectations of life are tested.
Treasures and treats of family and good friends,
Their touch remains in abundance long afterwards.
Clasp the goodness of tenderness and loves found,
Their trace indelibly etched upon a welcoming heart.
Caring and sharing reciprocates similar kindnesses,
Helping hands lessen individual loads of loneliness.
Observing and embracing greatest of worldly sights,
Naturally inspiring and exalting in their significance.
This journey moves apace in a blinking of perception,
Yet it is necessary to pause and collect the goodness.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 26/11/2014
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: ‘Gratitude.’


  1. There is a hushed beauty Eileen. The reader wants to watch (without blinking) as the speaker collects gratitude.

  2. we have lots to thank for. we also have an option to embrace what make us feel good. Thanks for this Eileen

  3. Yet it is necessary to pause
    and collect the goodness

    Yes, it gets into a finality at the ending. One ought to be fair to oneself to savor the goodness every now and then. Great write Eileen!


  4. So much to be thankful for. We do need to pause and reflect and collect the goodness that is all around us. There is indeed love to be found, caring and sharing. Life is good when we sit and reflect on all of our blessings, for sure. Wise poem, Eileen.

  5. I love all of the good things you note in your poem , Eileen, and especially love "It is necessary to pause and collect the goodness." Yes, it is. Beautifully said, my friend.

  6. you've wonderfully traced the bounties of life...we need to be aware and 'pause and collect the goodness'...

  7. And your poem embraces the goodness beautifully. reciprocates where gifts are given, reminds of so much love.

  8. Wonderful last line: Yet it is necessary to pause and collect the goodness. Very much akin to the good counsel of: stopping to smell the roses. On busy days, one must make a point of appreciating the little blessings in life, lest they slip past us . . . undetected.

  9. Love the last line. It is so important to take pause and notice. This is a lovely write Eileen.
    Thank you so much for your last omment on my blog. I feel very grateful to have met you here. And I won't ever forget your support and nice comments when my mother was ill and dyeing. Thank you Eileen. You are a most thoughtful and kind person.

  10. I love your thankful list, Eileen - especially the "Treasures and treats of family and good friends". Beautiful words!

  11. Necessary indeed to 'pause and collect the goodness' - nicely said.


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