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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, 23 July 2015

Individually Moved....

Actions often speak louder than words,
A considered mind debates within itself.
Balancing the rights and wrongs of choice,
Seeking guidance in the outcome chosen.
One finds it easier to run with an instinct,
Not overburdened by coercive pressures.
Following the pack blindly out of loyalty,
May in time, incubate a loss of individuality.
Spur of the moment reactions evoke emotion,
Movements seek united and timely responses.
En masse power vocalises support or rejection,
Conscientious consciences charter greater faith.
For unanimity, raison d’ĂȘtre must be accepted,
Individuals moved to participate without duress.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 23/07/2015
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: Unity…


  1. Wow-very powerful words! The standout line for me is: 'Following the pack blindly out of loyalty.'

  2. Oh, I definitely agree that actions speak louder than words. It is easy to speak, but harder to do. A person really is known by his/her actions. This is an inspired poem, Eileen.

  3. Well written, Eileen. I love 'conscientious consciences.'

  4. "One finds it easier to run with an instinct,"...i like this individual move that's spontaneous... love 'conscientious consciences.' too...a thoughtful poem Eileen....

  5. Following the pack blindly out of fear rather than loyalty. You have made some good points about human nature in this poem.

  6. A considered mind debates within itself - that for me is the line that sings- it's picking the debate which is perhaps the key to participating in the 'best' cause..an addled mind debates but becomes unable to choose between which colour socks..how time can be wasted...for this reader at least

  7. Very insightful poem, well written.

  8. Spur of the moment reactions evoke emotion - This is an excellent line an so powerful that heart of emotion. Excellent.

  9. A powerful and perfectly penned closing line - it wraps the poem up and ties it with a bow.

  10. I loved the opening lines.. actions definitely speak louder than words.. for words have the potential to be fake.. to be superficial.. but if a person is offering a kind gesture.. or a good action.. then his credibility tends to skyrocket. Beautifully penned :D

    Lots of love,

  11. Wise poem Eileen. It's easier to follow the crowd than to really consider our choices before we act.


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