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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, 27 January 2016


Encouraging a tired spirit
Requires gentle persuasion
Especially of oneself;
To stretch beyond the cosy
Comfort of resignation and
Forming of easy habits,
Requires new mettle
From within the internal view.
Regeneration of energies and
Enthusiasm occasionally depends
Upon the urge of motivation and
Unexpected surges of inspiration.
The first instances of stepping out
Add courage to the whole perspective.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 27/01/2016
Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ Courage


  1. How true! It definitely does take courage to stretch beyond the cosy. A bit of inspiration and motivation DOES help! (Nice to see you here in Midweek Motif, Eileen.)

  2. yes it takes courage to answer to the hearts dare

    much love...

  3. We all need a little persuasion and encouragement...this is wise and beautiful Eileen. How is it going with your book? I am in the process of getting mine published on Amazon. :-)

  4. Indeed, it takes a lot of courage to come out of our comfort zone and to challenge ourselves with a new perspective.
    So good to see you again at PU :D

    Lots of love,

  5. Your poem is so true. So easy to remain in the safety of old habits. So nice when we're motivated to move, change, do. Good poem Eileen.
    Nice to read you again.

  6. This holds such wisdom and poetically...nicely gathered Eileen.

  7. You have no idea how the wisdom in this poem speaks to my current state, tired as I am.......well done, Eileen.

  8. Yes stepping out requires much mettle and is so hard at times - like walking through treacle..you have captured that feeling succinctly and the purpose feels resolute

  9. "Unexpected surges of inspiration."...how i adore this line. ...it's rare perhaps but the ambrosia to creative life...so nice to see you back Eileen...

  10. Delightfully expressed, Eileen.


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