Hazel Durham


Coming Home - Poem by Hazel Durham

Punchestown races a glorious extravaganza,
You had a flutter on Fuchsia Belle,
Tall white haired man, softest baby blue eyes,
Everything new and wondrous to you,
Without any fuss you showered your warmth,
Outside the rain lashed down relentlessly,
All together we were like long lost pals,
As you wove your pure spell,
Watching as horses fell, virgin territory
For the farmer with plenty of charm,
Never doing anybody any harm,
A life dedicated to your beloved farm.
Years have passed many changes taking place,
Lover of nature, plenty of patience as you work at your own pace,
Gentleness oozes from your eyes like water over a smooth stone,
You hold my hand, i feel i am coming home.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

About a day at the races with my boyfriend and daughter.

Comments about Coming Home by Hazel Durham

  • Bronze Star - 2,262 Points Clarence Prince (4/13/2015 7:44:00 AM)

    Watching the races, I love it!
    Thanks for sharing, Hazel! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,802 Points Heather Wilkins (11/28/2014 5:31:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem you hold my hand I fell i am coming home home is where the heart is (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,525 Points Jak Black (11/5/2014 6:09:00 AM)

    Another great write straight from the heart. (10)
    I notice you've had twenty appreciative comments so far for this poem but only six ratings registered. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,011 Points Amitava Sur (10/30/2014 8:59:00 AM)

    Wonderful expression, it gives such a soothing feeling with comfort.
    Gentleness oozes from your eyes like water over a smooth stone,
    You hold my hand, i feel i am coming home........ Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,888 Points Electric Lady (9/30/2014 4:22:00 PM)

    Wonderful! ! You are so great at poetry! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,075 Points Mandolyn ... (8/20/2014 8:43:00 PM)

    This is incredible! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,776 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/18/2014 1:53:00 AM)

    Home is where the heart is. Full of feelings my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jimi Doyle (2/20/2014 1:42:00 PM)

    i like it...the last line is like a horse headed for the wire...again (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,892 Points Khairul Ahsan (12/23/2013 9:07:00 PM)

    Your poem is so beautiful!
    'Lover of nature, plenty of patience as you work at your own pace,
    Gentleness oozes from your eyes like water over a smooth stone,
    You hold my hand, i feel i am coming home.'
    An excellent expression! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points Dinesh Nair (6/30/2013 12:24:00 AM)

    Here your feelings are metamorphosed into images of reality and the splendour of nostalgia gets painted on the canvas of today and days ahead. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 205 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (6/1/2013 3:12:00 PM)

    Wow! you are a wonderful writer. nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Sandy Player (12/24/2012 4:06:00 PM)

    Security and comfort are ripe here. It's like a woven quilt and a lit fireplace(with the safety gaurd in place of course) ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,063 Points Kanav Justa (12/21/2012 2:14:00 PM)

    a very sweet poem, , , , keep writing, , , (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Swan (my Diary Of Bitterweet Chocolate) (12/4/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    It was so sweet! I feel so safe when I read this poem. I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kevin East (11/1/2012 5:45:00 AM)

    Beautiful, descriptive and warmly nostalgic..great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (9/28/2012 5:19:00 PM)

    Again you put your heart into words. Read mine - Mitigation -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 821 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (9/25/2012 2:43:00 AM)

    A lovely feeling... and a lovely place to be.Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,814 Points Ramesh Rai (9/23/2012 11:22:00 PM)

    nice poem, , keep it up. you r not yet late (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Rigzin Namgyal (9/22/2012 7:08:00 AM)

    ..wonderfully written Hazel..keep up the good work..keep the flame burning.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Seale (9/20/2012 2:24:00 AM)

    Again, Hazel, You have so elequently penned a tribute to those you love, very Beautifully Written.; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 2, 2012


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