Valsa George


Grieve Not


You bemoan;

Dry dust rises behind you as you walk
The ground lies parched like fossilized thoughts
The Earth has become a panting sterile desert
But know, rain shall soon drench the cracked lands
And dormant seeds shall once again sprout
So grieve not!

You complain;

Every tree has shed its leaves
The tall grass has withered around the lakes
Chill blast blows and mist slowly settles and solidifies
But the flakes of snow shall melt
And spring shall come with the carnival of colors
So grieve not!

You worry;

Your hopes disintegrate in time
Fear, like a militant, silences every sound
Sorrow ploughs ravines on your face
But the phoenix shall triumphantly rise
From the pile of ashen dreams
So grieve not!


You fear;

Your heart might shatter into a thousand shards
The capillaries under the skin may burst spilling blood
Upheavals may rise and rock your skies
But believe the storm shall soon subside
And calm will break
So grieve not!

You visualize;

Silence growing ominous around you
Everything getting mired in confusion
Darkness spreading as a shroud
But be hopeful, the sun shall soon rise
Filling the Earth with cheer and light
So grieve not!

And be doubly assured;

The rain shall drench the parched lands
The phoenix shall resurrect from the ashes
The snowflakes will melt and spring shall come
The storm will subside and calm will break
The sun shall rise, illumining the Earth with light

Submitted: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 31, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 15,891 Points Akhtar Jawad (11/21/2014 11:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful and well-dressed in the colors of rainbows, a great thoughtful poem..........10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ibnu Din Assingkiri (10/18/2013 3:08:00 AM)

    well structured. a dialogue-like poem, long but never ran away from the main idea. I salute you for this poem.10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,381 Points Diane Hine (10/15/2013 4:49:00 AM)

    I love the way you've set this poem out Valsa. It really is a joy to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 501 Points Tribhawan Kaul (10/14/2013 2:20:00 PM)

    Human nature has always been complex. It sees more negativity than positivity. However, the poet in you could not bear such negative aspects in a human being and so you bring sunshine through your inspiring last stanza. A beautiful poem penned.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (10/14/2013 7:28:00 AM)

    Hope lies a dormant bud or bud primordia and yet we are at ease snugly grimacing in our well worn frets and yet perfectly this poem assures and reassures our place on this most beautiful and unlikely life giving sphere a haven a sanctuary, a paradise where life persists and should be celebrated and cherished instead of feared and held in contempt. We are here by chance and should every day feel special and very lucky indeed. A beautiful and erudite piece graciously crafted to celebrate and elucidate our great fortune. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,231 Points Tajudeen Shah (10/13/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    A wonderful reminder. A must-to-educate collection of maxims. I must squeeze them and feed my students too. Still feel the vibe of inspiration, a peculiar sort of resounding, even the lilt is very conspicuous. God Bless. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,502 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/13/2013 11:37:00 AM)

    But the phoenix shall triumphantly rise
    From the pile of ashen dreams
    A poem of hope so beautifully presented. All the five areas of concern are addressed and summarized. Thank you for this motivational masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (10/12/2013 9:36:00 PM)

    A few perceptions of life with an appeal to keep calm at times of inevitable adversities. Madam Valsa, you have spoken here like a seer and philosopher. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,188 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/12/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    The method of presenting every poem is so good. You give a problem, a solace (So grieve not!) and finally solution. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,390 Points Dave Walker (10/12/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    We all think the worst most of the time, but nature just comes and goes.
    No matter how bad things get, if it came it means it can go. A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,319 Points Lyn Paul (10/12/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    These words are set out beautifully. After the pain you have displayed hope. So well done. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Yasmeen Khan (10/12/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    Every clouds a silver lining and dawn's blush smiles through dark horizon, in your poem optimism and hope shine through a crack and raindrops trickle on parched land...a delightful poem (Report) Reply

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