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Hazel Durham


Heaven Was Always Waiting For You


You lived like a bird in full song
With a comforting and kind tune.
There were tough times when you became a wife,
Getting used to stony silences,
Trying to weave a peaceful life,
Your loving nature steered a course,
Away from cruel strife.

Always in your thoughts was your childhood home of Carrick,
In the rolling landscape of County Offaly,
Happiness came easily with your seventeen brothers and sisters,
Picking wild blackberries and loganberries while walking back from school
Across the fields,
Hungry for your mother's home cooked meals,
Trees majestic, bluebells, snowdrops and primroses,
Delicate and strong peeping through the long grass,
Even on misty days, there was always sunshine,
Reflecting from the heart of just a lass.

Tears flowed forever when your beloved mother departed,
Memories that later you would lovingly chart.
Charles waltzed into your life and was the leading part,
Handsome with charm he hid dark demons,
Switching from warm words to unkind,
Hard days with painful joints to endure,
You fought a battle with a smile so pure.

You were in our lives from the start,
I remember you loved the colour blue
Wearing elegant dresses with a shiny brooch,
Looking after us all, enjoying reading and writing long letters,
A nanny couldn't be better.

Blue round eyes soaked in truth and your roots,
You gave all the good that was deep inside of you,
You lived a life so true
Heaven was always waiting for you.

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 01, 2013

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This is about my nanny she was the kindest and must loving woman she gave so much love to us all!

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/14/2014 5:24:00 AM)

    Another lovely poem, Hazel. What I like about your poems is that every word seems to come from the heart. you are able to communicate your emotions so easily. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thomas Carolan (3/4/2014 6:16:00 PM)

    this poem is so deep from the heart and true sad you lived a life so true heavan was waiting for you, death touch each and and every home every moment in the
    world well done hazel (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,449 Points Lyn Paul (12/29/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    How beautiful with so many amazing lines. This Nanny has planted incredible memories. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,460 Points Ramesh Rai (7/8/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    it is pleasure to me u love poetry. so beautiful expression eloquent flow really praisewotthy. go ahead n if you may kindly spare a little time for me plz read my poems n comment.
    with regards n best wishes (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,030 Points Is It Poetry (7/5/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    It is true about good mum's
    and dad's.
    The lucky few know what
    they have.
    Sadly the rest do not
    until that day it comes....iip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (7/1/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    nice title
    a poem with a nice figure in itself and a great scene created...
    words are crafted with great passion, a nice loving poem as always expected from you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 516 Points Paul Brookes (7/1/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem of motherhood and nature combined I loved the first line of the last stanza Blue round eyes soaked in truth and your roots. I can see those eyes its so well written 10/10 BB =: OD (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 516 Points Paul Brookes (7/1/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem of motherhood and nature combined I loved the first line of the last stanza Blue round eyes soaked in truth and your roots. I can see those eyes its so well written 10/10 BB =: OD (Report) Reply

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