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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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