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Valsa George


A Mother's Advice to her Daughter


The sound of wedding bells, I hear
My daughter’s maiden flight, so near
Festive celebrations, in full gear
And nuptial gaiety, so much in the air

Oh, Love! Under our sheltering wings
Guarded you were, from tumultuous swings
Now that you are going away
To live under another’s sway,

Bear in mind this counsel given
By a mother who through age has wiser grown
That’ll make your life blissful as you wish
And keep it aglow without blemish

Make a home of the house you go
Give love to all in weal and woe
On your face, a pleasing smile you wear
Cover in cheer, your furrowed brow of care

Adore the man with all your ardour
And show him that you really care
Condone him, though frailties abound
And correct him in private, not raising sound

As years glide and glamour fades
As grimy truths emerge from hides
Life may not appear all that fair
As once it seemed to the soulful pair

Yet, believe, your life is clad in glory
Dispel all nagging thoughts that leave you sorry
Know, the stumbling blocks that seem so gory
Will finally lead to brighter paths of glory

Conquer the hearts through your innate charisma
Never surrender to anyone but to your anima
Hold your head up and never look timid
And venture into a life with dreams vivid!

Submitted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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This is the advice I got from my mother as I was preparing to leave my home after marriage.That had a deep impact on me. This I believe was the message, each mother of that age and time used to pass on to her daughter, getting ready to be married!

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  • Gold Star - 16,032 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/14/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    A great advice in a lovely poem.
    Conquer the hearts through your innate charisma
    Never surrender to anyone but to your anima
    Hold your head up and never look timid
    And venture into a life with dreams vivid! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,871 Points Paul Sebastian (4/14/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful message to pass on to a daughter. Culturally rooted. A good sign-post for all daughters! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,035 Points Kanav Justa (12/1/2013 4:51:00 AM)

    ... i am glad you have took seriously... whatever your mother said.. listning is easy and to do what you are told to is different.. you have absorbed everything that you mother said...
    Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 149 Points Queeny Gona (11/5/2013 3:21:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful message has to be really passed on to the younger generation without fail! It would surely pilot towards healthy and lovely establishment of family life.

    It's my pleasure to read such notable words from a caring mother dear Valsa George mam! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points Patricia Grantham (8/17/2013 9:58:00 AM)

    I really adore this write Valsa. A mothers advice is always good even when
    it comes to marrying and leaving the home. She will never steer her children
    wrong. A wise daughter will take heed to this wonderful show of love.
    I have two poems titled My mother, My friend and Number One Mother please
    take a look when you get time. I will post this as one of my favorite poems.
    A truly enjoyed write Madam Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,974 Points Walterrean Salley (4/30/2013 10:22:00 PM)

    Valsa, this is a jewel for the jewelry box. Great advice for many aspiring young women. And a very soothing read. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,449 Points Lyn Paul (4/30/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    How beautiful that these amazing words have meant so much to you through your life. She will be proud of you and your words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 199 Points Kavya . (4/23/2013 4:06:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful piece of advice leaving a huge impact in life.thd xperience dat a lady gatherz in her life is v well narrated thru this poem..a wonderful poem for all the beginners abt to venture into a marital knot. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Hezekiah Toheeb Tiamiyu (4/22/2013 12:26:00 PM)

    Hmmm...Adore d man wit all ur ardour... Shaping an advice into such a beautiful form that no one will want to deviate from it...lovely, nd I'm also taking up dis advice... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (4/22/2013 11:34:00 AM)

    A mother is a heavenly being, the blessed one, who is respected universally irrespective of any caste, creed or color, the first training institute for kids, esp.daughters...this poem is a message of virtue, a reminder, not only for the daughters, but also for those mothers who teach their daughters the bad lessons of separation and domestic segregation among the relations. Ms. Valsa George, you are an example of a dutiful daughter who kept the mother's lesson with you, and now handed over as a dowry to many daughters. great! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (4/22/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    Valsa, you are really the treasure trove of poets in PH.Each one of your poems are exquisite and this poem, though a simple advice of a mother to her daughter is couched with such brilliant words with the musical flow with wonderful rhyme and rhythm that its finesse strikes a chord in the heart and makes me read and re-read to to enjoy its magnificence! Simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

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