I lay here still,

As the dawn breaks,

Thinking over my past… all the things I regret,

Not sure if I want to look forward to another day,

What is so great, I cannot say,

There are real people conquering their quests,

Achieving their one dream,

I do not even have one,

Mine concur of the demons; mainstream,

All I need is some whiskey and a cigarette,

Puffing out, burning my system this late,

The birds are chirping, my muse is dancing,

Survive, the little voice said….


Mair – translates to survive in Irish. The photo of the tattoo you see is the one I got last year for my birthday! It is a promise I have made to myself to get one every two years! If not every year. Let us see how long I can keep up to it.

Getting tatted, does not mean it should always have a deeper meaning. The one is of the sunset and the mountains. Two of the things I love and bring me immense joy. I used to have a “safe space” , I would always crawl up to as a kid up amongst a mountain by my house. Watch the sunset till it dissappeared amongst the sky. It gave me a sense of purpose. Guess I was complicated since birth! Never able to emote as much as I should have. I al glad I can through this. Hope you like reading… and thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hello there! Hope you are doing well.
      And yes tried to get the Eugene feels to this. Poetry isnโ€™t my forte and Im exploring. Would love to hear your take on it.
      Thank you: for the tattoo ๐Ÿ™‚
      It is a special one!

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    2. It reminds me of O’Neill (not that I’m an expert) mostly because of the themes It causes me to picture someone who struggles in life. There is a sense of depression and hopelessness in this person. They get through it by numbing themselves with cigarettes and alcohol. Once they do, there is hope. Perhaps, their creative muse emerges. My most salient memory of the work of O’Neill is seeing Long Days Journey Into Night which has similar themes. Well done!

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    3. This kind of appreciation does not only make me the happiest, but I am so glad I am encircled around such people like you who are so well read and teach me new things with every passing day. I actually had no idea about Eugeneโ€™s Long days journey. I had caught a glimpse of A moon for the misbegotten which is (surprisingly now that I know) the sequel to the former you mentioned. So much happiness this brings me. And this is the entire purpose of blogging, to connect with like minded folks like you and all the others I follow who bring me so much knowledge.

      Be this amazing and keep inspiring! ๐Ÿ’œ

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    4. Hello. Thank you for your wonderful reply. To be honest, you taught me because I didnโ€™t know there was a sequel to Long Days Journey Into Night. It is amazing how we can connect with others this way to both learn and teach. You are an excellent writer. Keep at it. Cheers

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