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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, 8 February 2016

Personal Space....



Alone within herself,
And by herself;
She sits in the darkness
She much prefers.
Drapes firmly closed on
The outside world.
It’s a sadness to visit and observe;
But in truth,
She is at peace and on her own.
Locked forever into this isolation
Without intrusion or chit-chat,
Her absence of mind has rested
All worries and woes as she waits….

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 08/02/2016

11 comments:

  1. Her absence of mind has rested
    All worries and woes as she waits…

    It is ok to be free and not being disturbed. But it has that strange feeling of an afflicted being with dementia creeping in.

    Hank

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  2. I can see her, peaceful in her solitude. Well said, Eileen.

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  3. "She sits in the darkness
    She much prefers.
    Drapes firmly closed on
    The outside world."....a world of one's own without those chit chats...so peaceful and comfortable feel here...

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  4. I can relate to this woman. I value my solitude too. Lovely writing Eileen.

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  5. She much prefers.
    Drapes firmly closed on
    The outside world.

    This is beautiful.. I strongly resonate with the fact that everyone needs their personal space.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. I sometimes need this solitude with the drapes drawn...peaceful!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  7. You have painted a vivid picture, Eileen. Sometimes peaceful solitude is needed!

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  8. ...sounds like your character is sitting at the same bus stop I'm at :-)
    ZQ

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  9. I do this. In small doses it can be quite restful and restorative - though I can see how one might get pulled into this "personal space" as a means of permanent escape. A very interesting - and thought provoking - piece, Eileen.

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  10. The last line pulled me in two opposing directions and then i read back and thought whichever way it was she has what she needs..

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