Hazel Durham


Our Dad - Poem by Hazel Durham

Your cornflower blue eyes danced to your own tune,
With your warmth and kindness that was like a beautiful cocoon,
Your beaming smile like the welcoming glow of the eternal moon,
Our dad had gifted hands that encouraged flowers too bloom,

With extreme beauty they showed off their splendour,
Even when the rain would pour,
The flowers stood proud,
With your powerful presence so loud


But sometimes people were deaf as you spoke your mind,
With the twinkle in your eyes that seemed to hold all of time,
You mesmerized people with your natural wit,
Like a candle that is lovingly lit,

It was the same when you were just a boy you were loved by all,
As the years passed the leaves began to fall,
You gave your final bow to family and all,
I miss so much your love, wisdom and caring ways,

With the light of your heart gone from every day,
I like to imagine that when you departed you heard your favourite song,
'It's a Wonderful World' as you were full of joy and never wrong,
A song to welcome you to heaven above,

Because you cared so much with your great love,
Even after the leaves fall, you showed us how to stand tall,
And to always reach for the twinkling stars above,
That hold the eternal light of your love.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

About our amazing dad he was so loving, kind, generous and funny and he gave so much love to us all!

Comments about Our Dad by Hazel Durham

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/31/2016 9:57:00 AM)


    A great memorandum of grace worthly owed. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/15/2015 10:15:00 PM)


    Your cornflower blue eyes danced to your own tune, You mesmerized people with your natural wit,
    Like a candle that is lovingly lit, Very beautiful expression of this poem not only amazes mind but also fills life in emotion and hopes. Fantastic sharing done really.10
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  • Paul Warren (12/9/2015 10:40:00 PM)


    Our fathers are a shining light to our childhood and fond memories to look back on. I loved your ode to your father. Thankyou (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (12/4/2015 6:43:00 AM)


    It was the same when you were just a boy you were loved by all,
    As the years passed the leaves began to fall,

    Great piece. Your poem is always cool, calm but full of lovely passion. Your love to your dad shows that you are a grateful offspring of him.
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  • Valsa George (12/3/2015 11:04:00 PM)


    Because you cared so much with your great love,
    Even after the leaves fall, you showed us how to stand tall, ...........

    A loving tribute to your great Dad! With a heart overflowing with sweet memories, a dear daughter recounts the sentiments of affection for a father who has departed to his Heavenly abode! Yes, when we look back, we understand how bright the trail of light our parents have left behind. They continue to inspire and guide us. The poem is outstanding in its warmth of feeling!
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  • (12/3/2015 1:01:00 PM)


    A lovely sentiment expressed here. Your dad would be exremely proud to know that he is remembered in such a positive and loving way., proof that his life was worthwhile. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/3/2015 8:29:00 AM)


    A wonderful tribute by a loving daughter to her AWESOME Dad, May his soul RIP......He is still alive in your heart and in your lovely poem, Thanks for sharing such a soulful poem Madam Hazel..100 on 10. (Report) Reply

  • Dan Reynolds (12/3/2015 8:29:00 AM)


    You have summed up his character for us all to share. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/3/2015 7:42:00 AM)


    Because you cared so much with your great love,
    Even after the leaves fall, you showed us how to stand tall,
    And to always reach for the twinkling stars above,
    That hold the eternal light of your love.
    A nice gratitude to a great father.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015



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