Hazel Durham


Black And White - Poem by Hazel Durham

White dazzles my inner divide,
Black thrown in with my unruly side,
My parents wave me a lingering goodbye,
They have always nurtured my childlike soul,
As I try to fly from my warm nest,
To accomplish and try to be the best,
In a world full of colour so bold,
I'm painted black and white,
Standing out for all the wrong reasons,
I dare to fight,
I always daydream in multicolour scenes of joy,
Living is a struggle with silent screams of turmoil,
Stirring the concoction to the boil,
As i listen to remarks that stick permanently,
I try and climb to a great height,
To discover a view, that I can never see,
I bounce back into a fantasy of nature holding my hand,
Accepting my limitations,
Tasting the sweet prospect of finding words a sensation,
Black and white finds the curious light,
That shimmers with substance and dances across the page in ink,
I cross a a wide bridge that is my link,
To dissolving the empty divide,
Like the certainty of the incoming tide.


Comments about Black And White by Hazel Durham

  • Woru Sulyman Woru Sulyman (6/23/2016 11:18:00 PM)

    a poem about dreams and the reality of breaking bounds, lovely poem (Report) Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/23/2016 10:30:00 PM)

    No life can be painted merely black and white. Nature has got the whole innumerable range of hues, depths, blends and mixes for any life to fit with. Very much thought provoking and mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing the well honored poem. x (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/23/2016 10:23:00 PM)

    No life can be painted merely black and white. Nature has got the whole innumerable range of hues, depths, blends and mixes for any life to fit with. Very much thought provoking and mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing. x (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (6/23/2016 9:11:00 PM)

    And there you have it! Great poem my friend. And a HUGE Congrats for being chosen as 'poem of the day! Well deserved. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (6/23/2016 7:50:00 PM)

    Living is a struggle with silent screams of turmoil,
    Stirring the concoction to the boil,
    As i listen to remarks that stick permanently,
    I try and climb to a great height,
    To discover a view, that I can never see,
    I bounce back into a fantasy of nature holding my hand,
    Accepting my limitations,
    Tasting the sweet prospect of finding words a sensation,
    Black and white finds the curious light,
    Beautifully written.Congratulations for being member poet of the day.
    Subhas (Report) Reply

  • Marianne Reninger Marianne Reninger (6/23/2016 3:16:00 PM)

    what limitations; not in this poem! Its a pen and ink rendition of art; no color needed! Congrats on being Poet of the Day....Marianne Larsen Reninger (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (6/23/2016 11:46:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem, Hazel. Extremely well done. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (6/23/2016 10:30:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. It resonates so much with what we all come to experience and accept about life. These expressions are beautiful. Congratulations Hazel for member poem place. (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (6/23/2016 9:50:00 AM)

    Congratulations to be Poet of the day Hazel, nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (6/23/2016 9:05:00 AM)

    This is a world full of all sorts of struggles,
    but with God's helps we'll all survived!
    Blessings to you, Hazel! (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (6/23/2016 9:02:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, a well deserved selection, congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Sk Nurul Huda Sk Nurul Huda (6/23/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    we all try but can not cut the warm nest we live in.......awesome.... I enjoy very much..

    congrats...member poet.......keep a happy pen. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/23/2016 6:31:00 AM)

    Congrats.........................as usual awesome.10 (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (6/23/2016 6:25:00 AM)

    Your heart is in your every word. Perfect Poem for the day. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Kagiso Mogale (6/23/2016 5:19:00 AM)

    As i listen to remarks that stick permanently,
    I try and climb to a great height,
    To discover a view, that I can never see,

    It is true, remarks do stick forever (Report) Reply

  • Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (6/23/2016 4:42:00 AM)

    congratulations on poem of the day, I always enjoy reading your your work. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (6/23/2016 4:09:00 AM)

    Into the fantasy of nature! ! Nice piece of work. Glad to have your poem as, poem of the day. Mine was read on the 8th of February this year. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (6/23/2016 3:36:00 AM)

    I cross a wide bridge that is my link
    To dissolvingthe empty divide
    Like the certainty of the incoming tide- - You have a fighter spirit which can bridge the wide gap and fill your life with many colors.Congratulations for being selected as the poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Unnikrishnan E S (6/23/2016 3:24:00 AM)

    Hi Hazel,

    Congrats on being selected a poet of the day. And definitely you deserve the honour. This poem is really an exquisite piece of aesthetic work. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/23/2016 2:38:00 AM)

    A beautifully envisioned equally beautiful poem. Heartiest Congrats for composing it as also on it's selection as member Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 7, 2013


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