Opinions, poetry written by Maggie O'Brien at Spillwords.com
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Opinions

Opinions

written by: Maggie O’Brien

@MaggieMobrules

 

A silent voice
familiar
I can’t identify
but well know
Softly recites so
as not to be overheard,
spinning its spell
with these wise words.

“There’s a comforting ring to
those opinions you cling to
like the bars of a cell you built.
In there you sit
where food on a plate
is slid through a slit
while you wait.
But within your grasp
Is all you could ask
for……
and more.
Whate’er is without
is also within
in equal & opposite measure
No doubt.
Beyond those bars
free, under the stars
waits infinite, mindblowing pleasure.
Yet you do not dare
to venture there
far from the plebs and the minions
to face full on
that space beyond
your opinions.”

Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O’Brien has an Honours Degree in English and Philosophy from Leeds University. She has spent most of her working life teaching
the ‘disenfranchised’ in many parts of the world. She was born and raised in Southmead, Bristol UK of an English mother and an Irish father. She moved to Granard, Ireland in 1996 where she now resides. Active on the Poetry Slam circuit in Bristol throughout 1995, she was a guest poet at the prestigious Cheltenham Arts Festival in the same year and organiser of the Poetry Event at the Bristol Free Festival. She has also been broadcast by the BBC. (She is now also an author).
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