Hazel Durham


The Roses Bloomed For You - Poem by Hazel Durham

We always spread pure butter on our toast in the morning,
Strong tea, with a large dash of hope and love entwined,
We were like a surprise parcel, so carefully bind,
Secrets, dreams, past internal scars all to find,
We chatted like best friends with hardships endured,
When people were unkind.
I learnt from your wisdom, goodness,
And your dancing agile mind,
Floating on a line of clouds,
You made every day so fine,
You had experienced many tribulations,
But your loving nature, always swept away any negativity,
Replacing it with elation,
Giving us all lots of attention,
Your care was a gift to win.
When we would open the back door,
The enchanting lure,
Of the perfumed scent of beautiful roses, wafting in from the garden,
The roses bloomed for you,
With delicacy, colours vibrant with memories that will never cease,
Petals falling gracefully in the morning breeze.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A tribute to my loving mother, the backbone of our home, giving so much of her love, care, kindness and support!

Comments about The Roses Bloomed For You by Hazel Durham

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Dinesh Nair (6/30/2013 12:21:00 AM)

    Hazel, your mother is a pride for you all and in her we have to see the completeness of fine womanhood that has to tell about the universal truth that mother has no substitute.
    As one who lost his mother long before he was four years old, I missed my mother and your mother reminds me of the world I have ever been missing. A good poem to be revisited. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (6/21/2013 1:36:00 PM)

    memories last forever. written with nice metaphor. lovely images. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,294 Points Ramesh Rai (6/8/2013 6:02:00 AM)

    oh! rose bloom for me nice frnd. good job.i can feel the fragnance. no need to say more. thnx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 315 Points Wala' Qamhieh (6/3/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    With delicacy, colours vibrant with memories that will never cease,
    Petals falling gracefully in the morning breeze. [3
    I love them.. meaningful poem
    I love the last two lines as well! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,866 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (5/29/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    Your back garden seems to be a wonderful place. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points Hezekiah Toheeb Tiamiyu (5/21/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    Hmmm...sure ur mom would be smiling with each read...nice work (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/18/2013 10:09:00 AM)

    lovely poem Hazel beatifully u wrote 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Captain Cur (5/10/2013 11:59:00 AM)

    Beautifully written with strong detailed memories.
    I enjoyed your tribute poem to your mother very much. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 953 Points Yasmeen Khan (5/10/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    Mother is fragrance and love embodied in human form. Physically she may be away to other world but fragrance of her memories are always there in our hearts...a lovely tribute to mother's love' (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,279 Points Shahzia Batool (5/10/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    ......memories that will never cease indeed! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! mother is the nucleus of the house, the binding force! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    i endorse for the reason of the blooming of the roses! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,369 Points David Wood (5/9/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    A lovely and kind tribute Hazel. Keep the memories alive by keeping her in your poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,225 Points Valerie Dohren (5/5/2013 3:10:00 PM)

    Really beautiful Hazel, and a wonderful tribute to your mother. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,804 Points Paul Brookes (5/4/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful Hope that roses will bloom for you too BB : O) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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