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Hazel Durham


The Beauty Of The Truth


A smooth, round pebble thrown with joy into a Killarney lake,
Creates movement of dancing ripples that reflects the light of the day,
Like the film of their lives, beginning with the first take,
My mother's moist, brown eyes scattered with flecks of green,
Holding internal scars and the vibrancy of your dream,
With your dignity and grace,
You embraced the very core of living,
The gift that adorned you like a regal crown,
Was the art of giving,
Honeymoon by the enchanting, mystical Killarney lakes,
I hold an old black and white photo,
Of our mum and dad on horseback,
Smiling from their love that touched such depths,
Like the mystery of history,
Set in the ever changing shades of the County Kerry mountains,
Sweeping and weeping,
To observe the sheer beauty of the truth,
All part of our roots,
With their hearts joined forever in such bliss,
Like their everyday wish,
Moments captured with magnetic enraptures,
That soared,
With wings of freedom of flight,
Throughout each night,
Even the stars couldn't outshine their hearts glow,
Like the constant, winding river of life in it's endless flow,
The sound of their voices still carries across the wide expanse,
Of heaven and earth,
All part,
Of our loving inheritance,
Like a pebble rippling in a Killarney lake,
Holding time,
Capturing the beauty of the truth,
In the glory of their prime.

Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2014

Topic of this poem: love


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  • Rookie - 419 Points Jak Black (11/5/2014 10:52:00 AM)

    You've captured the very essence of love in this beautiful poem Hazel. Truth is paramount in any relationship.
    Your poems always have that sense of worth. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (9/26/2014 1:14:00 PM)

    How can you purchase a fond mother's smile, how can you buy Killarney. Can't be bought but you've certainly captured them with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,244 Points Patricia Grantham (4/8/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem reminiscing about parents, childhood
    and a beautiful lake. I can just envision the beauty of Killarney
    lake. Its shimmering water and soft lush greenery surrounding
    it. Lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,093 Points Mr. Nobody (4/7/2014 11:06:00 AM)

    Wow! My heart FELT that love song divine! ! ! !

    Write MORE! ! ! ! !
    Please! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,501 Points Ramesh Rai (4/6/2014 1:28:00 PM)

    Love of parents for children is like unending ripple which has no shore.A beautiful presentation. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,493 Points Lyn Paul (3/31/2014 7:15:00 AM)

    Hello Hazel, Never have I visited Killarney Lake yet what I have captured in the beauty of your writing is a true picture of Love. Thank you and so well written. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,032 Points Noreen Carden (3/31/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Hazel written with the great love and respect you obviously have for your parents (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thomas Carolan (3/30/2014 2:18:00 PM)

    oh what way you have with words this is a real good poem you have wrote and holding the old black and white
    phota of your parents on horseback I can see such image, well done (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (3/30/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    A son married may be a son lost, but a daughter married is a daughter never lost-I read somewhere and your beautiful poem illustrates your good inclinations towards your parents, Hazel. A fine poem that speaks straight to us all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Yash Shinde (3/30/2014 10:26:00 AM)

    .....beautiful write Hazel, this comes straight from your heart, looking froward to more of such poems from you.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,408 Points Dave Walker (3/29/2014 2:27:00 PM)

    A very beautiful poem, the love for your parents is obvious a really wonderful write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Valsa George (3/29/2014 7:15:00 AM)

    This is a true and heart felt depiction of a life of blissful togetherness of your parents! Beautifully unravelled like a scroll of film.... Enjoyed much!

    Thank you for your nice comment on my poem! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,953 Points Valerie Dohren (3/28/2014 6:13:00 PM)

    Beautiful Hazel, obviously written from your heart and love for your parents. Very well done. (Report) Reply

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