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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, 25 October 2017

Journey



Placed my feet
Upon the same
Well-trodden tracks
Didn’t stop to think
Of that familiarity
Nor to question
The daily routine
Of easy comfort-
Worn- in like
My favourite boots
Until a day of
Unexpected change
When circumstance
Threw me onto
A different path
New and unknown
My steps out of kilter
For a time
Gradually I realised
That in spite of  
Changes to my route;
I arrived at the destination
Having left new imprints
Of a journey attained.


16 comments:

  1. How profound. I loved how you expressed your journey. Loved it!

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  2. I marvel how accustomed we get to our routes and paths in life and only realise it when we change our route. But new paths are better, a chance to experience something different, learn and grow

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  3. Eileen, it is so lovely to see you! Love the poem, especially the new imprints made by your unexpected journey. Life is full of surprises..........I can hardly believe the journey i have made. It astonishes me.

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  4. Poets United
    It is good to have returned to you today. My journey:)

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  5. Poets United
    It is good to have returned to you today. My journey:)

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  6. Good one Yes life does that to you changing your journey unexpectedly I know all about that Love the last line "
    Having left new imprints of a journey attained"

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  7. Ah yes, our life's journey always contains unexpected changes in direction. Well said!

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  8. Ha, it seems my comment didnt post. Eileen, it is so lovely to see you at Poets United. You are one of our very longest members. I love your poem of journeying......life does send us events that turn us down a different path. Looking back, those turnings are often gifts in disguise. They definitely help us grow. I am enjoying watching grandson Michael growing up on facebook!

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  9. This has the Frost fork in the road vibe.. so true.

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  10. "Worn- in like
    My favourite boots
    Until a day of
    Unexpected change" I love the image of the worn shoes and bricks. I have always preferred the familiar. But as you say, in the end I've been glad for most of the surprise and change. Fine poem!

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  11. Lots to discover on the new path, Eileen. Embrace it :)

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  12. I love your point if view in this, Eileen.

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  13. I can't see my comment here. Hope this time it posts :)
    Welcome back Eileen and thank you for this wonderful poem of journey.

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  14. Ah, sometimes that unexpected path can give rich rewards as well! When we start a journey, we never quite know where we will end.

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  15. Ah, and nice to see you again, Eileen! Smiles.

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