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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...

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Threads of Freedom....



Threadbare in many parts,
Abuse gradually impacts.
Maltreated and presumed,
We often overlook the gift.
Centuries before our time,
It was simply another word.
Decisions amassed as actions,
Many fought and died for it.
Weltanschaunng now demands,
Causes to legislate and legalise.
Today’s moaning wants more,
Sack cloth and ashes of greed.
The weird and bizarre vocalise,
Wrongs are the rights of now.
Whisper behind a cupped hand,
The world is listening to your all.
Pigeons carry innermost secrets,
Trust eroded by tetchy technologies.
Big brother’s sister knows about you,
Don’t dare say you dislike aubergines.
Choice is not a freedom for dissent,
The movement of populism says so.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 05/07/2015


22 comments:

  1. Choice is bot a freedom for dissent. Exactly. Probably the most ho.east line about the state of our society that I have read today.

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  2. "Wrongs are the rights of now."...root cause of all maladies brilliantly exposed...

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  3. This poem is powerful Eileen. I feel you passion and desire to heal the politics of hypocracy. Brilliantly expressed!

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  4. I like the words Sumana has highlighted...really a strong poem, Eileen.

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  5. Had to look up "Weltanschaunng"---thanks for the introduction to a new word....I always love that :-)

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  6. Wrongs are the rights of now.
    Whisper behind a cupped hand,
    The world is listening to your all.

    Powerful verse.. depicting the corruption and politics all around the world. Well penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  7. I am most struck by "Wrongs are the rights of now" and "Choice is not a freedom for dissent." Deep thoughts, Eileen, well presented.

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  8. A very powerful poem, I agree.. Well penned. Sad to see the though, the things that happen.

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  9. There are so many ways of spreading wrongs, and populism seem to just get stronger.. a beautiful world is build on compromise and respect.

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  10. threads and threats of freedom is expensive and a difficult to define. a powerful sentiment here, hope it can be heard

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  11. "Big brother’s sister knows about you' is it possible for your jaw to drop and smile at the same time? This certainly hits home, wonderfully penned

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  12. Your opening lines are powerful and a needed punch in the face so to speak...a wake up...

    'Threadbare in many parts,
    Abuse gradually impacts.
    Maltreated and presumed,
    We often overlook the gift.'

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  13. Hypocrisy is a devious playmate...if you own such a playmate...Rather, find the gifts of elsewhere, without strings attached. An interesting piece of writing.

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  14. A profound and insightful poem but 'Don’t dare say you dislike aubergines' made me smile with abandon..doesn't that just sum up life.. who dares go against the middle class/blue suited grain...

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  15. Yes but the choice to visualize is still there even when its a unpopular opinion.

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  16. Luv the aubergines Line; do you know that they were originally a white round veg that where the name egg plant got started (◕‿◕。)

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime

    my Rain poem is not at Lunch Break it is at 'verses
    http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/2015/07/93_6.htm

    have a good week

    much love...

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  17. I think most of us always moans for more, even if what is needed is already with us. Well said.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  18. "Wrongs are the rights of now." An indelible line and - in the context of society's current predilection in favor of passivity and indifference - courageously forthright.

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  19. Whoa! I did have to look up a few words and you used them powerfully.
    ZQ

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  20. I liked the concept of "Big Brother's Sister" and all it implies...
    Well-penned, Eileen!

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  21. I wonder sometime if we have painted ourselves into a politically correct corner--thought provoking piece--one to come back to again and again

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