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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, 20 May 2015

Knowing Happiness....



So many great blessings are recounted over time,
One by one joy and goodness often come to mind.
Placing trust upon pathways of fortuitous choices,
Remuneration shares its many benefits and gifts.
At times when the veil of darkness appears to fall,
It affords a timely contemplation before its clarity.
Isolation can be a very chilly perspective of location,
Warmth of invite and embrace can offer a belonging.
Reviewing the characters framed in old photographs,
Their fun captured in smiling faces of days long gone.
Huddled together on a cool evening telling tall tales,
Laughter lines and eyes alert to the jovial ambience.
Walking on golden sands hand in hand with real love,
Leaving footprints and collecting oceans of memories.
Each new dawn brings thanks for further opportunities,
Happiness reveals itself throughout the passage of life.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 19/05/2015
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: Happiness…

25 comments:

  1. And so we are wise to keep remembrances of those moments of happiness ... the perspective in a colder and lonelier time can be an added blessing. Happiness to you, Eileen.

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  2. I love your approach in this..the echoes of past happiness..loss...and moving forward in remembering and casting new memories maybe...knowing is the key perhaps...once we know what it is..we can remember it and celebrate it...

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  3. Those thoughts will keep eveyone happy. In reunions and the likes, happy memorie are often talked about .Continue smiling Eileen.

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  4. This was absolutely incredible..! The journey of happiness so beautifully woven in the passage of time..!

    Lots of love
    Sanaa

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  5. Yes, happiness does reveal itself throughout life. It is nice to be able to look back upon our childhood happiness, early adult happiness, and now to enjoy the happiness of our present stage. It is good to leave our footprints as we travel!

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  6. How I love "walking on golden sands....collecting oceans of memories...." Truly happy, Eileen. Blessedly so.

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  7. I like this--excellent advice!

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  8. So many reasons to be happy! And I like your shorter hair!

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  9. Love this, especially:
    "Huddled together on a cool evening telling tall tales"
    Perfect picture of happiness.

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  10. Completely fell in love with this line "Leaving footprints and collecting oceans of memories."

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  11. love the sea image and the image of dawn...one reliving past happiness and the other looking forward to joy...a wonderful and happy gateway to the past and future.....a beautiful sketch Eileen....

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  12. I love the beach references, of course. Lovely poem, Eileen.

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  13. Yes, happiness is a journey, isn't it?

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  14. Each new dawn brings thanks for further opportunities,
    Happiness reveals itself throughout the passage of life.

    Invariably happiness given adequate time will reward one who had waited with lots of patience. Wonderful write again Eileen!

    Hank

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  15. How true this is and it is beautiful and rewarding to look back on those times when both you and those you loved were filled with joy.

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  16. How beautifully you captured the tuth of happiness Eileen. I loved this, especially the last line. Hope you are blessed with tons of happiness.

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  17. I often wonder if we recognize happiness when it is present in our lives--your piece really rings true to me--

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  18. Absolutely lovely poem

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much love...

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  19. I like this idea that happiness reveals itself.....rather than it being something that we need to chase after.

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  20. "Collecting oceans of memories," I love that mental picture, Eileen...what a beautiful poem. :)

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  21. I feel like your poem is a treasure hunt for happiness.

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  22. Love this! Awesome, evocative images. My kind of poem ! ❀ ! ❀ ! ❀

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  23. How true, Eileen. Life doles out such a mixture of ills, woes, sadness, melancholy, but also joy, happiness contentment. We have to actively ferment and distil the mixture so as to brew a fine liquor of pure happiness :-)

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