Treasure Island

Hazel Durham


Life


Places, faces, friends or foe,
Life gathers as we sow,
Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow,
Lovers say their empty words then go,
Familiar voices we long to hear,
To comfort us in all our fears,
Life as complex as the incoming tides,
Sometimes soft and serene,
More times fast and turbulent,
Bringing us plenty of woe,
Our time will come, when we will know,
The calm, the stillness,
The silence of our souls.

Submitted: Monday, October 01, 2012
Edited: Friday, November 02, 2012

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  • Achill Lad (9/25/2014 5:26:00 AM)

    Life in a nutshell, for the vast majority. Wish I was as optimistic as you though. Ha ha. Once again a pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

  • Dermot Mc Garthy (3/29/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    I like it best when your are inspired by your obvious inherent spirituality, and act on this. This is an example here, but have seen it in some of your other poems too-where all the bullshit of living this life will be unmasked for us all one day, near or far.........when our souls shall indeed be still. Rock on. Dermo (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (10/27/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    A nice write of retrospect and searching deeper understanding....thought provoker...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/27/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    What a story you have told in such few words. Well written. thank You (Report) Reply

  • Gulsher John (10/22/2012 12:35:00 PM)

    n your poem LIFE in the first half you followed the rhyming pattern like sow an d fow and then fear and hear, then suddenly turned to free style.thou msg is complete........ (Report) Reply

  • Rigzin Namgyal (10/10/2012 6:10:00 AM)

    we reap as we sow..life is all about ups and down..dreams scatter..lovers leave..we have to surf against all those woes which life gifts us..and still look for that ray of hope..
    ..a beautiful poem..full of optimism..giving you 10/10..
    ..keep writing.. (Report) Reply

  • Saleem Tharani (10/3/2012 3:21:00 AM)

    Places, faces, friends or foe,
    Life gathers as we sow,
    Brilliant start.... very true... life would know only to smile if the creatures live the essence of life ' GATHER LOVE'. your this poem is a fine ointment for those who are frustrated and bewildered of the life's raising and falling tides. ' Simple yet a great poem...! (Report) Reply

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