Hazel Durham


The Startled Sun - Poem by Hazel Durham

Lost child of the sea breezes,
Of wild, lonely places,
Sea and sky a roof over her many different faces,
About a performance of an amazing adventure,
In her own vast world of pretend,
That her soft heart will be able to endure.
She is always out of step, just a story to help mend,
Her shyness, fears and deep emotions,
Like the mighty ocean always in motion,
Horses were more than a notion,
Such beauty of untamed spirit,
Her dreams were spun with galloping paces,
As she tried on her many different faces,
Her imagination was a brilliant spotlight,
Like stars colliding with the moon,
Moondust scattering over all the earth,
Making invisible children lost in a sea mist,
Become visible,
In a world that only picked out the pretty ones,
To praise with words that strike a bell,
Her loving parents gave her self worth,
But memories are shadows flickering that made her feel unwell,
To just being one of the many invisible children,
With so much passion, insight and fun,
Then they all make an impression under the startled sun.
With her talent visible now,
To the loving stars and moon they shout out 'Wow'
Never a moment lost,
Just a child singing her own tune like taking a holy vow!

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood


Comments about The Startled Sun by Hazel Durham

  • Noreen Carden (11/20/2014 8:31:00 AM)

    Hazel as always beautifully written and a joy to read (Report)Reply

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  • (11/19/2014 11:39:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, emotional content profoundly sad but also inspiring. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (11/9/2014 2:27:00 PM)

    Excellent Hazel had a feeling as though I followed your footsteps. My Mum has just died and my walk was so similar yet I smiled through each moment because I could always see others needs.. Heartfelt write. Thank you x (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (11/8/2014 9:01:00 PM)

    A compelling and creative composition my friend! (Report)Reply

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  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (11/6/2014 6:39:00 PM)

    Lost child of the sea breezes, Of wild, lonely places. Very much wonderful presentation. From first stanza to last stanza all attract attention with deep essence. Nicely penned. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/3/2014 3:51:00 PM)

    A great poem hazel. Prior to this comment six others have commented most favourably on this poem and only one rating, has to be something radically wrong with the points system here. (10) (Report)Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (11/3/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    A great piece of work this is, well considered and hen written! Well done, Hazel! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/3/2014 6:18:00 AM)

    Great poem, would love to see some breaks in between.
    The last few lines gave a fun sense of youth.
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  • Akhtar Jawad (10/30/2014 9:41:00 PM)

    To me it seems the story of a self made child who could not inherit much from her parents but she at least inherited self worth. After a lot of difficulties this self worth provided her with opportunities and she successfully demonstrated her talents and rose to a position. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/30/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    A well constructed poem on a good concept of a child who inspires others with her talent despite being saddened by past memories and seen always happy in her own way......nicely composed with inspiring words (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (10/30/2014 12:45:00 AM)

    In a world that only picked out the pretty ones,
    To praise with words that strike a bell,
    Her loving parents gave her self worth,
    But memories are shadows flickering that made her feel unwell,

    A child who got enough support from her parents but plagued by some sad memories that make her unwell! Still she is able to leave a stamp on others with her talent and is happy in her own way! Who is that child I wonder! I don't know if my reading of the poem is correct! The poem abounds in very suggestive images!
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/29/2014 5:42:00 PM)

    Lost child of he sea breezes of wild lonely places but never a moment lost just as a child singing her own. Very beautiful poem shared on the desk and nice job done. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 28, 2014


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