Hazel Durham


Black And White - Poem by Hazel Durham

White dazzles my inner divide,
Black thrown in with my unruly side,
My parents wave me a lingering goodbye,
They have always nurtured my childlike soul,
As I try to fly from my warm nest,
To accomplish and try to be the best,
In a world full of colour so bold,
I'm painted black and white,
Standing out for all the wrong reasons,
I dare to fight,
I always daydream in multicolour scenes of joy,
Living is a struggle with silent screams of turmoil,
Stirring the concoction to the boil,
As i listen to remarks that stick permanently,
I try and climb to a great height,
To discover a view, that I can never see,
I bounce back into a fantasy of nature holding my hand,
Accepting my limitations,
Tasting the sweet prospect of finding words a sensation,
Black and white finds the curious light,
That shimmers with substance and dances across the page in ink,
I cross a a wide bridge that is my link,
To dissolving the empty divide,
Like the certainty of the incoming tide.


Comments about Black And White by Hazel Durham

  • Jungle Cat (7/1/2019 4:49:00 PM)

    Daydreaming in colors... I always dream and daydream in color. Doesn't everyone? (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/24/2019 5:01:00 AM)

    I try and climb to a great height,
    To discover a view, that I can never see,

    .../// beautiful poem penned

    let me climb
    the inner ladder
    let me discover
    the lighter
    by which I see all brighter.......///
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  • James Mallum (6/11/2019 7:04:00 AM)

    What a contrastingly eloquent expression. (Report)Reply

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  • Dipak Adhya (3/22/2019 10:35:00 PM)

    In a world full of colour so bold,
    I'm painted black and white, ...well written...expression....
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  • (2/13/2019 11:07:00 AM)

    strong poem about the poet's own personality facing the world with clear black and white definition (Report)Reply

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  • Jankovic Zoran (1/26/2019 3:15:00 AM)

    Don't worry. Black and White is true colors. Other colors is only make up of nature. (Report)Reply

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  • Prabir Gayen (12/20/2018 5:00:00 AM)

    Very good poem...with stunning expression....thanks (Report)Reply

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  • (9/28/2018 1:01:00 PM)

    A very interesting poem Hazel.Your world being only black and white will be an ongoing challenge. I hope that in future days a little bit of colour will prevail.Loved the poem. Alan. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/20/2018 2:19:00 AM)

    A wonderful write of how one can see one self? But it is not always how others see you! ..........well penned Hazel (Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (7/1/2018 11:23:00 AM)

    Living is a struggle with silent screams of turmoil

    Great write, Hazel... I vote 10
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  • Jez Brul (4/29/2018 1:55:00 AM)

    This such a wonderful poem on self evaluation...You have successfully evaluated yourself. You have pinpointed your strengths and weaknesses which is a prelude to knowing thyself deeper. 10+++++++++++ to my poem list, too. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2018 5:46:00 PM)

    enjoyed reading your poem Hazel.Alan (Report)Reply

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  • Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (11/3/2017 8:23:00 PM)

    A very well written poem Hazel
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING
    MARIO ODEKERKEN
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  • Marie Shine (9/20/2017 7:00:00 AM)

    Wow! A very evocative write which most readers will be able to relate to and which captures very poetically and elegantly the trepidation, excitement and apprehension of leaving 'the nest' and making one's own way in the world. I love how the poetess distinguishes herself from the world she is about to enter, through colour:
    'In a world full of colour so bold,
    I'm painted black and white'
    and this imparts to the reader, that in her own beautiful eyes, she felt she did not fit in to the world she was about to enter.
    A very intense, heart-felt write superbly crafted inked with verbal dexterity. Exquisite poetic gem! Gratitude for sharing, dear Hazel...
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  • Muzahidul Reza (7/22/2017 8:52:00 AM)

    White dazzles my inner divide,
    Black thrown in with my unruly side, , , , , , , , , , , , , Two sides of life are clearly depicted in these two lines wisely, ......
    In a world full of colour so bold,
    I'm painted black and white, , , , , , , , , dear poet these two more or less entangle human life and you are also not out of these two, ........................
    I try and climb to a great height,
    To discover a view, that I can never see,
    I bounce back into a fantasy of nature holding my hand,
    Accepting my limitations, ............. through these lines dear poet you yourself have agreed to our limitation, ........
    All these have formed your poem is an extraordinay one, I thank you for this great share,10
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  • (6/30/2017 8:43:00 PM)

    This poem is filled with profundity and exquisite imagery. A joy to behold! Thank you for your heart-felt words so eloquently executed. Hazel, may you rise to heights of greatness! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/25/2017 9:28:00 AM)

    Black and white finds the curious light,
    That shimmers with substance and dances across the page in ink,
    I cross a a wide bridge that is my link,
    To dissolving the empty divide,
    Like the certainty of the incoming tide.... great write with high imagery. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Mj Khalid (3/10/2017 4:46:00 PM)

    The most beautiful poem by Hazel Durham.congrats mam.. (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/22/2017 8:04:00 AM)

    A well texted, well thought out poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Tomas Prato (12/21/2016 6:00:00 AM)

    Memorable line: “My parents wave me a lingering goodbye”

    Line that is bathetic: “Stirring the concoction to the boil”
    You can do better than that!

    “Shimmers with substance”?
    Shimmers is fine. But ‘with substance’ is redundant.

    Images need to be sharp and crisp.
    Unable to capture clear-cut images.

    Notice that your commentators are a bunch of insincere flatterers.
    I would call them liars!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 7, 2013


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