Valsa George


What I Wish To Be - Poem by Valsa George

Let me be,
As God intended me to be:
Neither a wicked elf,
Nor a fairy godmother,
Never a demon,
Nor an angel,
But a true woman,
Oh! No, not the ‘Phenomenal Woman’
Of Maya Angelou,
Drawing a hive of honey bees round
‘With the span of my hips
Or the stride of my steps’
But,
One with a loving heart,
Calm and caring
Though at times touchy and itchy

A gracious host and a helpful neighbour
Able to stand in my own light
And lessen the darkness of the night

An abiding spouse
In whom my man can see
An ocean of love in my dewy eyes
And feel the steady warmth of my grip
When the seas of life get stormy,

For my children, an adorable mother
In whom they can confide
Their doubt, despair or delight
A counsellor, a friend and guide
With the balm to heal their wounds
Touch and move their spirits
And show them the miracle of love

Piecing together these different roles
Let me, into a close knit texture, weave
The fabric of my life
Like the interlacing threads
Of a great tapestry!

In a way, is not living the art of quilting
Bringing out unique patterns
Of exquisite beauty and delight
From the scraps thrown in our way!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Mere longings! !

Comments about What I Wish To Be by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 6,180 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/16/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    Lady Valsa I.really enjoyed this poem. Well done! .10/10 I will add it to my poem list. A powerful personal philosophy that is.both.realistic and tefreshing (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 23,140 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (3/18/2015 11:51:00 PM)

    Let me be,
    As God intended me to be: Very deep insight. Strong will power motivates this poem with courage. Very amazing in nature. Perfectly drafted after realizing own self and relationship with God. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,318 Points Akhtar Jawad (3/18/2015 9:11:00 AM)

    I believe you are what you wished to be, because i know you and I have seen you in your poems. A wonderful write......................10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Suman Kumar Das (12/8/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    May God grant all your wonderful wishes! .............. loved it.. i also respectfully invite you to read my writes and put your comments. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,030 Points Queeny Gona (10/27/2013 12:10:00 PM)

    Lovely wishes of a noble woman to cherish each and every moment of her life while fullfilling the responsibilities of different facets of life! Lonesome read dear Valsa mam (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,214 Points Bri Edwards (10/24/2013 11:49:00 PM)

    valsa, perhaps in another life? and who are bill engvall and simon pegg? i thought i was the only comedian in the world worth knowing. was i wrong? :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,755 Points Valsa George (10/22/2013 12:11:00 AM)

    Thank you Bri! This is the best proposal, I ever received. Marrying a comedian like Bill Engvall or Simon Pegg (though one or two inches smaller than their size) would be fun. We could have laughed away life together! But unfortunately it is too late! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,214 Points Bri Edwards (10/21/2013 8:00:00 PM)

    Though at times touchy and itchy....did you leave the b off the last word on purpose?

    if you are half as good as you strive to be, ....will you marry me? :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,251 Points Patricia Grantham (10/18/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    Valsa your words speak so wonderfully about the wishes of a woman.
    Not great but humble, lowly not lofty, servant not master, uplifting not
    condescending. You are apparently all of these and more. Keep writing
    in uor own and beautiful way. Words written from the heart will never
    depart. Good. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,283 Points Shahzia Batool (10/10/2013 6:37:00 PM)

    these are not mere longings, but the real longings, the last image for the art of living is a complete one! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,703 Points Savita Tyagi (10/10/2013 10:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Resonating with and inspiring millions of us. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (10/9/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    a good write. let us be what God intended us to be. very thoughtful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (10/9/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    A great affirmation of the many wonderful roles of a woman complex and intricate, simple and beautiful, soft and strong and loving and wise. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 376 Points Reyvrex Questor Reyes (10/8/2013 8:21:00 PM)

    The very sentiments of a woman, and wife as God wanted them to be, being the other half and not another competing entity. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,755 Points Valsa George (10/7/2013 11:06:00 PM)

    Tajudeen,

    I am equally awed and humbled by your marvellous words! ! Thanks... thanks a lot! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,393 Points Tajudeen Shah (10/7/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    Blessed be the name of our Lord, The Lord of the worlds, who has created such wonderful soul as your GOOD SELF! It is true in all respect that God estimates man's worth based on his intentions, same way, your verses are reflections of your innate intentions; your fingers are rooted directly to the blessed profoundness of exquisite manners, refined heritage and pure thoughts. What you really are is much precious than what you ‘wish to be’; only such a splendid combination of senses could ever congregate those beads of aspirations so legitimate and serene.
    A wonderful write that emanates a sort of heavenly scent that tenderly invades into the intimate domains of humble souls. God Bless. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,136 Points Kee Thampi (10/7/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Really blessed one, with a golden hand to write such a beauty in craft.... I love to be here to read (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,105 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/7/2013 5:23:00 AM)

    'What I Wish to Be' is a wonderful poem how a woman has to adjust as a host, a neighbor, a spouse, a mother to form a happy home. Women only can make the home happy by their attitudes.

    Of course, nowadays women are also educated and go for various jobs and good advisers for the family welfare. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,105 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/7/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    'What I Wish to Be' is a wonderful poem how a woman has to adjust as a host, a neighbor, a spouse, a mother to form a happy home. Women only can make the home happy by their attitudes.

    Armaments which affect the health of a husband! is my poem in this site.

    Of course, nowadays women are also educated and go for various jobs and good advisers for the family welfare. The above Tamil poem was written hundreds of years ago for a happy family. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (10/7/2013 4:03:00 AM)

    a self-image, dream, aspiration sketched mesmerizingly! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 7, 2013


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