Hazel Durham


Forgotten Voice


She is on a collision course with destiny,
Of somber days with death dwelling,
In the growing abscess of closing door's,
With skies darkened and cloudy,
Swirling into a ghostly shroud,
Like losing her way in a cruel, tongue invested crowd,
Pulling her down into a pit with screeching sounds,
Tearing her desires into strips of beaten and battered feelings,
Her life had once been easy,
With her lustrous, raven hair swept back on days so breezy,
This beauty of Dublin had been the sunlight of an everyday treat,
But drink had overtaken and awakened,
Her to numbed emotions leaving her with her alcohol devotion,
Swimming in a shark invested ocean,
With gaping jaws of nashing teeth just her usual defeat,
Exposing her buried troubles crumbling into pieces of rubble,
She is unable to put them back together,
As her soul has grown tired and too old,
With a torrent of her broken world of wrong choices,
All she hears now is the sneer of ex-colleague's voices,
She is in life's back room,
No hungry lens wants to get near her and zoom,
She is a forgotten voice in the city's slick boom.

Submitted: Sunday, September 01, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 02, 2013

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  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (12/4/2013 9:50:00 AM)

    powerful and meaningful
    this is amazing poem
    very good work
    thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,676 Points Amitava Sur (10/27/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    Lovely poem, cautioning with the consequences.... very well written (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,325 Points Noreen Carden (9/25/2013 5:43:00 AM)

    Hazel this poem is true to life and the dreadful pit drink can toss people into
    well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deepak Sawhney (9/15/2013 1:27:00 AM)

    Wonder...just how many of us have destroyed ourselves travelling down this path. Very succinctly expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,096 Points Anthony Di''anno (9/12/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    A sober warning to all. Again very well written Hazel :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (9/7/2013 8:08:00 PM)

    Poetry works wonders if used purposefully! ! !
    from the first till the last line...an interesting and thought-provoking write! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,774 Points Ramesh Rai (9/5/2013 11:33:00 AM)

    No hungry lens wants to get near her
    and zoom,
    She is a forgotten voice in the city's
    slick boom.
    a soulful write (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 9:37:00 AM)

    A Beautiful warning...Alcohol addictions is really pathetic conditions where all are suffering due to its worst side affects..Beautifully expressed. Loved reading it.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,554 Points Dinesh Nair (9/3/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    They rejoice while drinking
    But repent not when sober and
    The tale continues....

    A good write of warning by Hazel an all seeing bard of these times! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,544 Points Lyn Paul (9/2/2013 6:20:00 AM)

    I do hope she can find the key to life.'s front room. I fabulous title and a superb write Hazel. Alcohol is far too easy to get, cheap and advertised more than anything else and I love a glass of read most nights because it is there. Mmm! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,180 Points Valsa George (9/2/2013 2:20:00 AM)

    Alcoholic addiction can deprive one of the innate dignity and elan! ! The plight of this one time cynosure of everyone's eye is stunningly brought out through striking images! ! A grave warning! ! (Report) Reply

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