Hazel Durham


Life - Poem by Hazel Durham

Places, faces, friends or foe,
Life gathers as we sow,
Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow,
Lovers say their empty words then go,
Familiar voices we long to hear,
To comfort us in all our fears,
Life as complex as the incoming tides,
Sometimes soft and serene,
More times fast and turbulent,
Bringing us plenty of woe,
Our time will come, when we will know,
The calm, the stillness,
The silence of our souls.


Comments about Life by Hazel Durham

  • Mizzy ........ (9/5/2016 2:21:00 PM)


    Considering this is such a short poem....it contains copious amounts of wisdom and teaching.....not a word wasted. I loved the rhythm and rhymes also. Thank you Hazel for posting this Gem. (Report) Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (7/25/2016 6:48:00 AM)


    Oh! What a beauty to read this poem..! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/23/2016 10:16:00 AM)


    Life as complex as the incoming tides,
    Sometimes soft and serene, yes our time is going to come, silence, peace, inner comfort.......... thank you my dear poetess Hazel . your poems always make me think a lot.... God bless you dear. tony
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  • (5/25/2016 12:55:00 PM)


    Nice rhymings, entire poems with good expressions, ,
    Than you mam. Inviting you to malvikas poet channel.
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  • Govinda Rimal (3/31/2016 2:09:00 PM)


    Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow,
    Lovers say their empty words then go. Really, unforgettable lines...
    I will not forget you coz I can't forget this lines
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/15/2016 7:01:00 PM)


    It reads even better the second time! Loaded with life and full of the fragility that is factual. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Elisabeth Wingle (11/6/2015 9:03:00 PM)


    I really enjoyed this. I can not stop saying the first four lines. They are mesmerizing, I think they will stick with me for a while! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (10/20/2015 1:43:00 AM)


    Life as complex as the incoming tides, ...
    At the end a time will come to enjoy peace stillness, beauty of the meditative mind. thank you. there is a lot of peace in your poem. thank you
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  • Mary Mc Creath (9/23/2015 2:30:00 AM)


    I enjoyed your outlook on life in all its facets. lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (4/26/2015 7:25:00 PM)


    Well done for capturing and putting together so many important aspects of life. You've created a real gem here. (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2015 3:09:00 PM)


    Love to know what the poem is about. Beautiful Hazel (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (1/8/2015 10:04:00 AM)


    Places, faces, friends or foe,
    Life gathers as we sow,
    A great write........................10
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  • (11/5/2014 6:24:00 AM)


    A beautiful piece of writing. Thoughtful and meaningful. Well done Hazel, you are very talented.
    Twenty great comments, only nine votes. Amazing!
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  • (9/25/2014 5:26:00 AM)


    Life in a nutshell, for the vast majority. Wish I was as optimistic as you though. Ha ha. Once again a pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (9/10/2013 1:23:00 PM)


    a soothing write perhaps searching for hollowness of life (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2013 8:37:00 AM)


    I like it best when your are inspired by your obvious inherent spirituality, and act on this. This is an example here, but have seen it in some of your other poems too-where all the bullshit of living this life will be unmasked for us all one day, near or far.........when our souls shall indeed be still. Rock on. Dermo (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (12/13/2012 2:25:00 AM)


    Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow, , , wow, , , nicely written (Report) Reply

  • (11/12/2012 9:46:00 AM)


    how true, beautifully crafted. will read more of your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (11/12/2012 9:21:00 AM)


    A very good poem. Wonderful piece. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2012 7:38:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem. expressed well. outstanding write! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, November 2, 2012


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