Hazel Durham


The Global Touch


The end of another years performance,
The fluttering of leaves waltzing
In a cold easterly breeze,
Flowers of the forest, hiding their beauty
Within their secret lairs,
The oceans fury, relentless without care,
Sunsets blazing with hope, for us all to be fair.



Rainbows bringing rich, deep colour,
To our sometimes black and white world,
The river of life meandering,
Along it's usual course,
Times of terrible remorse,
Feelings of rejection, depression,
A negativity session.



Pictures of families smiling,
With comfort in their eyes,
Blue skies, endless miles
Of road, not yet discovered,
Mountains ancient, patient
Rejoicing for every nation,
Elements of nature rehearsing,
With confidence.



Optimism unites, dances with life,
Curtain calls, standing ovation,
Sizzling sensation,
With the stars shining with glee,
The moon bowing in delight,
For the dawning of a bright new year,
With remaining tears,
For our loved ones now departed.



May our spinning world,
Become dizzy
With the power of love,
Peace, happiness,
The global touch of tenderness,
On this earths,
Very delicate loveliness.

Submitted: Sunday, December 30, 2012

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This is a poem rejoicing at the dawning of a new year!
I wish you all a very Happy New Year and thank you for your warm welcome and kindness!

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  • Shahzia Batool (1/9/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    the last stanza is powerful part of a lovely poem...wishing you the same...happy new year... (Report) Reply

  • Maria C. Costa (1/5/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    Starting from the title, and going alongside the flow of your expressively heartfelt messages, this is truly a touch of tenderness aimed at the world! Love it!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Mukesh Parmar (1/1/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    great words and awesome poem.. even it reminds my poem Into The Wild which is almost the same like yours (Report) Reply

  • Kishor Pathak (12/30/2012 4:26:00 PM)

    Wow! Simply superb. wonderful expression of feelings. You made my day with magnetic words. I was in dreams bidding adieu to my past earned memories... (Report) Reply

  • Gulsher John (12/30/2012 11:57:00 AM)

    ya wish so, , , , , , , , , crafted with great devotion, few images are fabulous....... tnx for sharing such sweet fancies (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (12/30/2012 7:26:00 AM)

    A very Happy new near to you Hazel.

    I wish I could play with words like you. Love to see the swings in your tone. Very Nice flow to your poem. Loved you selection of words. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (12/30/2012 6:04:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Hazel - a very Happy New Year to you also, and please keep gracing us with your wonderful poetry through 2013: -) {{{hugs}}} (Report) Reply

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