Hazel Durham


Here, There And Yonder - Poem by Hazel Durham

Running away from love,
Running away from loneliness,
She runs faster than the incoming tide,
She often feels like saying goodbye

To this planet of destruction,
She feels she could right the world under her instruction,
She has been running here, there and yonder,
Hot countries feast on her wanderlust ways,

She does spend time on reflection and a chance to ponder,
Ireland was a rain sodden enemy that destroyed her heart,
She lives, loves and hates but always has time to wander,
To wander and wonder at people and places,

Her tears fall as she is far from her homeland,
Impulsive and wild as the wind that rages against the past,
She is on stage now in a foreign pub with a band,
Her whole being pulsates with life and living.

In the here and now with her heart and soul giving,
No yesterdays,
Only today and tomorrow,
She has no need for possessions, just her basic way,

But in the early hours of the morning,
She cries and cries for her mum's terrible life,
Like a warning to her to never become anybody's wife,
Her father a man who ruled his own world,

Love and hate chases her across dusty, humid and dry continents,
She runs from the screams in her head
In this planet of destruction and heart bleeding moments,
She could right the wrong, make an injustice feel the justice,

Dark will become light
But light can become dark,
She hears the seagulls cries above her loving oceans,
She will find peace as the waves pound onto a lonely stretch of beach,

Life is within reach.

Topic(s) of this poem: past


Comments about Here, There And Yonder by Hazel Durham

  • Susan Williams (8/23/2017 4:18:00 PM)


    She runs from the screams in her head- - - - - - - - - - - that is an extremely vivid line. I love it when an image comes across so real that I think I am seeing it in real time. Good piece. (Report) Reply

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  • Johnmark O Okechukwu (7/3/2017 11:24:00 AM)


    so electric...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/21/2017 9:56:00 AM)


    Love and hate chases her across dusty, humid and dry continents,
    She runs from the screams in her head
    In this planet of destruction and heart bleeding moments,
    She could right the wrong, make an injustice feel the justice, ... heart-touching depiction. Beautifully penned. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Valsa George (6/21/2017 6:24:00 AM)


    In the search for new lands, she has come a long way from home. Obviously she is torn between her love of her familiar environs and her thirst to embrace new experiences and a change of life.So is she torn between love and hate. Though sinking in depression, she is not ready to give in.The indomitable spirit in her will help her pull through all mires of life.There is something unusually intimate about your writings Hazel, that I see in your heroines, a reflection of yourself! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (6/20/2017 10:27:00 PM)


    I travel with you from line one to last, the feeling inside though... Heavy, I love the last stanza very much... The beauty, mystery n a remedy contrast to the rest... An honest poetry! I say that. (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (6/20/2017 3:26:00 PM)


    Ireland was a rain sodden enemy that destroyed her heart, ............ dear poetess you have put full answers in this line? your poem incupate the society and you are right, now humans are responsible for their own wrongs, great write, thank you for sharing the poem with us,10 (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (6/19/2017 2:19:00 PM)


    This is a very poignant poem from your poetic pen, dear Hazel. When someone does not come to terms with the past it haunts them and they try to run away from it by either blocking it or keeping themselves so busy in order not to have to think about it. The beautiful soul in the poem is also suffering from depression, with a thought of ending life as she knows it creeping into her mind from time to time when life becomes intolerable. Awake in the early hours of morning she thinks of her beloved Mother, the life she had and perhaps was forced to live and tears fall and she takes it as a sign that she should not trust a man due to her father ruling his world, which included his beautiful wife.
    'Ireland was a rain sodden enemy that destroyed her heart', this line is so evocative, very heart-felt and emotionally touching. The final verse in the poem hasn't helped me to decide the ending she chose for herself. I want to believe that in the peace she found on the beach as the waves sang a soothing lullaby, that she found the strength to go on, to conquer her 'demons', to rid her mind of the ghostly hauntings of the past by making peace with it and carrying on to live her life for herself, with a wish that she found true love and healing on her journey through life.
    Outstanding write, dear Hazel. Tears filled up my eyes as I read and pulled at my heartstrings. That is the power of your golden poetic pen which is ever dipped in ink of purest gold. A superbly crafted poem, eloquently expressed in stunning visual detail. Kudos well deserved with applause! Gratitude with Blessings for sharing, dear Hazel...
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  • Mihaela Pirjol (6/19/2017 11:10:00 AM)


    This is a poem of adventure, with a realistic description; even the way it is written, emanates the free spirit of the central character, and the theme itself. I am reminded of a quote: '' Sometimes, we have to lose ourselves in order to find ourselves.'' and a film: '' Shirley Valentine ''. A great summer poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, June 19, 2017


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