Hazel Durham

Heaven Was Always Waiting For You - Poem by Hazel Durham

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.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Heaven Was Always Waiting For You by Hazel Durham

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/7/2016 7:55:00 PM)

    A beautiful self-talk in a lovely style..................................... (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (5/19/2016 12:54:00 PM)

    There is such a thing as a sad happiness, a smiling melancholy, and your poetry often seems to have an underlying aspect of this complex emotion. Maybe it is an Irish thing, breathed in from Irish air and Irish land. There just doesn't seem to be a division between human heart and the land that nurtured it in your lovely poetry. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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
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  • Lyn Paul (12/29/2013 11:33:00 PM)

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

  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/21/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    Heaven was always waiting for you...Touching poem..with wonderful memories.. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (7/21/2013 6:55:00 AM)

    Very touchy memory. My heart is utterly touched. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • (7/13/2013 3:02:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem with wonderful memories. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (7/10/2013 10:22:00 AM)

    nice thoughts of yester years are recalled here. nice read (Report) Reply

  • 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
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  • James Mclain 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
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  • Jesus James Llorico (7/4/2013 10:42:00 AM)

    A nanny with a kind heart, a woman worthy to be praised this much
    A lovely write, full of love and emotion.
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  • (7/2/2013 10:04:00 AM)

    a great and memorable write
    just out of the world
    (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (7/2/2013 8:45:00 AM)

    Excellent. A beautiful picture of a natural life. I like it very much. (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (7/2/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned...........emotions alive till the brim.............Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Vishal Sharma (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gajanan Mishra (7/1/2013 7:39:00 AM)

    live a life so true, good write, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 1, 2013

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