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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. I started to write poetry some 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... 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, 14 April 2021


Returned to where I had once belonged

The landscape seemed very different

An emptiness was all I could sense

I tried to recall things as they had been

Time had stolen many details from me

I relied upon fragments of old memories

Gone was the immediate familial welcome

No warmth of hugs and overflowing smiles

There was only the sound of an eternal silence

The old house had gradually lost its heart

One by one, generations had moved away

This homestead no longer sang nor chattered

The hearthside was stone cold and deserted

Out-buildings held trappings from yesteryear

Undisturbed webs glistened in the sunlight

I moved onwards taking away that view…


Eileen T O’Neill 14th April 2021






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