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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. Six years ago, I started writing poetry and short stories as a hobby; I've 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...

Monday, 27 July 2015

Reason to Believe....



The daily uphill struggle can deplete energy,
Tired souls soon slip backwards in low spirit.
Balancing actions with obvious consequences,
Pauses progress in a limbo-land of indecision.
Neither here nor there, stalls any satisfaction,
The journey is undetermined and frustrating.
Self-belief requires at times, a single incentive,
One wise word may motivate and spur activity.
A fresh impetus stimulated by encouragement,
Arouses a deflated attitude and incites a revival.
New potential waves in the nearside of a future,
It indicates new horizons which invite involvement.
Austerity resets life to shades of colourless basics,
Recovery adds tones of renaissance and tenacity.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 27/07/2015

13 comments:

  1. New potential waves in the nearside of a future,
    It indicates new horizons which invite involvement.
    Austerity resets life to shades of colourless basics,
    Recovery adds tones of renaissance and tenacity.

    Perfect ending Eileen Ma'am. Like your style. Given the trying times and obstacles at the earlier part of the poem, it comes with a finality of hopes at the end. Reason to believe this comes from a talented mind!

    Hank

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  2. You're articulated, here, some wonderful reasons to believe.

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  3. I especially love the "tones of renaissance and tenacity!" Much needed in this old world, LOL.

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  4. Austerity also makes us realise what is really important and that we can in fact cope in hard times and be thankful for that.

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  5. So true that the uphill struggle in life is not easy; but I like the way your poem expresses the importance of tenacity and keeping at it. Kind of reminds me of the old adage: "when the going gets tough, the tough get going."

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  6. as they say, patience is a virtue. and so does belief - if you don't hang tough - you can never taste the sweetness of victory.

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  7. What a brilliant read, really enjoyed that.

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  8. Self-belief requires at times, a single incentive,
    One wise word may motivate and spur activity.

    This is so profound! We as humans need constant support and reassurance to help move on and to continue to believe in ourselves.
    Beautifully penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  9. One wise word is worth its weight in gold

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  10. one wise word or a fresh impetus and tenacity would definitely make some difference in "The daily uphill struggle"...love how the poem ends...

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  11. I so often can use a wise word to spark action in me. Today, you are that word. Lovely writing Eileen.

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  12. If only some bosses knew the right words to motivate.

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  13. I like the way you build it, line upon line extending the meaning.

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