Seamus O' Brian

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Seamus O' Brian
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  • ''When there is power without justice, security becomes fear.''
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  • ''It is the duty of every man to shine what light he has on the darkness of injustice. For he who wears the badge of poet, that light is the power of his word.''
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  • ''The gift of poetry lies as much in the eyes as in the pen. To speak, we must first see.''
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  • ''Poor choices lead to shallow graves''
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  • ''In the end, we do what we want to do. Excuses are the lies we tell ourselves to protect us from that reality.''
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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak(11/10/2018 11:18:00 PM)

    Let me quote from his poem'Conditional'-
    If you knew who I was now
    When I knew who you were then
    Would you forgive me before
    We ever became them?
    If you gathered in the harvest—
    Stacked and counted the bales
    of our soul-searing pain,
    Numbered the bushels
    Of our flesh-scalding tears,
    Compacted the silos
    of loneliness, doubts, fears-
    If you could have counted the cost,
    Would you have sown the first seed?

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak(11/10/2018 11:16:00 PM)

    Seamus O Brian is one of the most brilliant poet of Poem Hunter Site.From the very beginning since my I entry into this Site, I have been mesmerized by Seamus O Brians poems which are extremely beautiful in poetic expression and deep in thought. His poems will charm you, puzzle you, challenge you and take you along a beautiful poetic journey.I have been honored by some of the most lovely comments he has given on my poems.

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  • Rini Shibu Rini Shibu(3/4/2018 12:14:00 AM)

    Seamus is a very talented poet.. his poems are amazing and mind blowing.

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  • Glen Kappy Glen Kappy(2/25/2018 5:45:00 PM)

    Neal, who goes by Seamus O'Brian here in Poemhunter, is just one of a few poets posting here who makes me wonder if/when the PH people promote someone to the Modern Poet Poem of the Day category. His best poems stand up against those of the more famous poets I hold in high regard. If you haven't discovered this for yourself, read him. You don't have to agree with me, but I think you will. -Glen

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri S.zaynab Kamoonpuri(7/9/2017 12:49:00 AM)

    Hi poet. Thanks for the supportive words. You are a great poet with real interesting poetry that makes us want more all the time so we will keep coming back to you.
    Cheers and best wishes.

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  • Bill Cantrell Bill Cantrell(12/25/2016 6:54:00 AM)

    By far the best poetry I have been privalleged to have read are the ones written by Seamus, what depth he has and his statements and questions will carry the reader on a journey, I only wish I could write with such skill. My friend, you are the real thing.

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  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan(12/1/2016 8:46:00 AM)

    You possess great poetic skills. I'm very impressed with your work and i'm learning a lot from you. Your command on vocabulary is enviable and your expression captures the soul of your thoughts n feelings. Keep writing n inspiring.

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  • Tan Pratonix Tan Pratonix(10/5/2016 9:57:00 PM)

    Brilliant talent. Some exquisite poems.
    I find it very hard to come across good poetry on Poemhunter.
    A joy to read some rare gems by this writer and poet.

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Best Poem of Seamus O' Brian

Conditional

If you knew who I was now
When I knew who you were then
Would you forgive me before
We ever became them?
If you gathered in the harvest—
Stacked and counted the bales
of our soul-searing pain,
Numbered the bushels
Of our flesh-scalding tears,
Compacted the silos
of loneliness, doubts, fears-
If you could have counted the cost,
Would you have sown the first seed?
If you factored in lies, betrayal, mistrust,
Could you ever have loved me
Before they became us?

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