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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...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Sharing the Journey....

Stepping out together
With commitments and
Marriage vows as shiny
Our wedding rings.
The newness and the sparkle
There to be admired and
For others envied.
Life’s unknowns and potentials,
Reaching across a blank canvas
Yet to be infilled with experiences
And opportunities;
In time, the tapestry of richness matures
As evolving family responsibilities test
Challenges of flexibility and adaptability.
Life’s seasons of love draw onwards and
Anniversaries are collected as treasures;
Each year an affirmation of togetherness
While encouraging individual spirits,
Enhances and complements strengths
Blended and formed within the longevity
Of almost a lifetime of marriage;
A journey of memories shared along the way.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 17/02/2016
Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ Marriage~…


  1. i love the progression in this - almost witnessing the evolution, learning and effort the marriage itself requires...those wedding bands..solid and still shining by virtue of the fact perhaps that the vows spoken when placed have been honoured

  2. Amen to this! "In time, the tapestry of richness matures" and still shines in its yearly affirmation.

  3. So sweet Eileen and congrats on having the marriage of which you speak - it is a blessing.

  4. Always magical when it works...

  5. Eileen, you have lived the life I once dreamed about. I am so happy for you - yours is the way love is supposed to unfold....the familial bonds strengthening, not weakening, the bond. I loved this!

  6. "Anniversaries are collected as treasures; / Each year an affirmation of togetherness"...may the journey together be for many more years...love the sweet note....

  7. "A journey of memories shared along the way." True that! Marriage is...of course, sharing life, enjoying the journey along the way and arriving at every destination...together.
    Beautifully penned...

  8. Such a beautifully written piece :D

    Lots of love,

  9. Beautifully written, Eileen. One line sums up all the others:
    "In time, the tapestry of richness matures."

  10. The whole story! Speaking from experience, methinks.


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