Hazel Durham


Threads Of Time


Threads of time unraveling, through my nervous fingers,
Veil of sadness and darkness lingers,
A few sweet moments drop from sunny skies,
So many corrupt and mischievous lies,
Stole my younger years.
In the fertile valleys, the mountains rose haughtily,
On the moist earth, insects create their own space, daringly
They are small and insignificant, like the way I used to feel,
Then romance gave me a worthwhile chance,
Birds flew from the trees with glee,
Music released my inner desires,
I felt so free,
Uplifting a wealth of undernourished emotions,
Building a complicated maze,
To find my way out was difficult,
As I was in a constant daze,
But my heart knew the right direction to its centre,
Life catching me and giving me the gift of a mentor,
Learning from wise minds and creative spirits,
Wandering in a world, where there is no cherry on top,
Cruel intentions, were cutting themselves a slice of my cake,
Then I became the cook and baked my own creation,
The result, a better me, was the true revelation,
Threads of time brewing in this simple rhyme.

Submitted: Monday, June 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,198 Points Rajesh Thankappan (1/20/2015 8:51:00 AM)

    Life catching me and giving me the gift of a mentor.

    Experience exposes to us the contour of life. A thoughtful poem and a song of experience. Brilliant write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,384 Points Akhtar Jawad (11/25/2014 10:19:00 PM)

    So many corrupt and mischievous lies,
    Stole my younger years.
    What a poem! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/14/2014 1:47:00 PM)

    Again, another wonderful poem. Descriptive writing at it's best. They say there's no substitute for experience,
    But experience comes with a heavy price sometimes. I'm glad you found the true you in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/13/2013 7:05:00 AM)

    threads of time weave a beautiful tapestry for life. I love the thought. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,149 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/4/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    Beautifully composed.
    Threads of time brewing in this simple rhyme. So true!

    Uplifting a wealth of undernourished emotions,
    Building a complicated maze,
    To find my way out was difficult,
    As I was in a constant daze,
    Magnificent! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,290 Points Soumita Sarkar (7/2/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    Good read.............time laps and we learn new lessons of life......... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,657 Points Clarence Prince (6/30/2013 3:15:00 PM)

    A nice piece of work this is, Hazel! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,554 Points Dinesh Nair (6/29/2013 10:36:00 AM)

    You have excellently woven this web of threads of time...
    Wonderful compilation of intense thoughts and assumptions realistic.

    Madam, I was out of the PH when my site got crashed. Now I am back resubmitting my poems and adding the new.
    Let us share the old intimacy as PH friends.
    Dinesh (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points C. P. Sharma (6/28/2013 9:18:00 AM)

    Dear, the world is give and take
    Gives a little from there
    Takes a little from here
    Provides us all delicious cake

    Knowing not the Nature's course
    Sometimes we lose
    Sometimes we gain
    Why are we full of remorse! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 282 Points Charles Jagongo Ogola (6/25/2013 1:09:00 AM)

    'Then I became the cook and baked my own creation, ' Great. I like this line and there are great choices of words in other lines too. I like this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,621 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (6/23/2013 7:54:00 AM)

    A few sweet moments drop from sunny skies, So many corrupt and mischievous lies, Stole my younger years./a better me, was the true revelation, Threads of time brewing in this simple rhyme. /Its like wreathing yew berry for inner whisper lovely one a great write Hazel (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/21/2013 1:32:00 PM)

    threads of time get tangled togethr weaving a tapestry of life. great write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (6/16/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    wow heart touching poem
    a great one
    sry for late comment
    i have to pull up my muscles to understand your poetry
    so sry hazel (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Yasmeen Khan (6/13/2013 9:12:00 AM)

    Smoothly flowing lines with beautiful opening and a true self-revelation you find in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,684 Points Ramesh Rai (6/8/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    Threads of time brewing in this
    simple rhyme. not simple beautifully baked. u have brewed threads of time (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,313 Points Jesus James Llorico (6/7/2013 9:30:00 PM)

    so beautiful, somewhat sad but well written, a true expression of the heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 74 Points Subodh Pandey (6/7/2013 12:23:00 PM)

    nicely and beautifully written poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,185 Points Elena Sandu (6/7/2013 4:45:00 AM)

    What a gorgeous flow of metaphors, knitted with threads of truth, wisely taught, colored with a drop of the poet's heart, what else could a reader ask? Lovely perfection, touched! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Julie Schleppegrell (6/6/2013 4:42:00 PM)

    Caring for everyone else is fantastic but putting everyone's needs before your own will burn you. People take advantage of the charitable and born empathetic. It's like pulling our bank account statements and finding out the one you told to fill up the tank emptied your whole account. Much love for the write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 168 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (6/5/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    Then I became a cook and baked my own creation.....

    Wow! what a poem, I love it..
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

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