Hazel Durham

Our Dream On Wheels - Poem by Hazel Durham

Our family caravan that held all our dreams,
To discover our birth land,
We were like a travelling soul band,
As we observed mountain views,
That swept down to the sparkling Atlantic ocean,
We were reborn and had felt brand new,

Together we had a childlike innocence,
With our love so true,
We travelled in our car towing our dream on wheels,
Across this heart-warming land,
We passed by mystical fields
The wind was a friend of nature,

The sky held the promise of that we will endure,
As we passed fields a symbol so pure,
They became a tonic,
Like our own natural cure,
Freedom is ours we were a family on the run,
From city life away from city strife,

A fairytale as we passed warmly lit farmhouses
And rolling green fields,
With their stunning appeal,
Of moments captured now in words,
About our dream on wheels,
That became the living truth with every magnificent view,

A magnitude of beauty released,
I remember the sound of thundering waves as nature's music,
We had the pick
Of scenery that rolled out before us,
Like a wild beast never captured, it just ran free,
Through our elated thoughts,

Now life is like a winter tree,
Without it's cloak of leaves,
My best friends have departed
To their resting place in the sky
As they watch over me from heaven's home,
I never feel alone,

They are sitting on nature's humble throne,
Still their love travels down Irish roads,
Climbing to great heights,
With the truest love,
That is their warm sun shining so bright.

Topic(s) of this poem: memories

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Beautiful memories of my loving parents going on holidays with me!

Comments about Our Dream On Wheels by Hazel Durham

  • Lyn Paul (4/5/2015 7:37:00 AM)

    How wonderful the way you have shared these positive family memories with us all. (Report) Reply

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  • Dinesh Nair (4/1/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    A poem vivid in cluster of episodes narrated and reverberating a poetic effort all throughout to make it one with distinct charm. A fine poem, Hazel and I give 10 for it. I am sorry for being away from the PH for almost 2 months. Shall be reading further... (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/31/2015 4:04:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, Hazel, Thanks for sharing.
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/29/2015 3:21:00 AM)

    A man may rejoice about his memories or feel deflated about it. So it is not better that we cling on to the the former though the latter may try to punch holes into it? A lovely poem that traversed though beautiful landscape of Ireland and through the inner tracks of life. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/27/2015 2:34:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. Aptly and nicely composed. I like this poem. Best word choice. Many thanks. ....10 (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (3/27/2015 5:08:00 AM)

    If we all remembered happy times such as these we would 'never feel alone'. A beautiful reminder to hold onto memories. It is all too easy to let memories fade. Time to get some old photos out and be inspired to make some new ones... (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2015 2:44:00 AM)

    A lovely poem, Hazel. Brings back fond memories of my travels through Ireland. Your well chosen words depict an image of a slower paced more relaxing way of life. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/27/2015 12:31:00 AM)

    We had the pick
    Of scenery that rolled out before us,
    Like a wild beast never captured, it just ran free,
    Through our elated thoughts, ....... Lovely lines in a lovely poem! With you I too was travelling on wheels past mystical fields, farm houses and unwinding stretch of scenery!
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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/26/2015 8:34:00 PM)

    Feelings and sentiments of a patriotic poetess appeared in the lovely dance of words. How nicely she describes her love for her beloved motherland. An enchanting poem.............10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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