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Valsa George


Who Can?


Who can joyfully dance and sing
When the bells of death do ring

Who can stand and stare
When daggers are drawn to tear

Who can slumber in peace
When danger at the door step waits to seize

Who can reel upon the toe
When waves do roar and winds do blow

Who can hide a tear
When the heart with sorrow smear

Who can plough the field
When the crops never give any yield

Who can sing a tune
If the sun has set at noon

Who can tend the flock
If there is no wool to cloak

Who can feast on the beauty around
when the sad note of a dirge rings aloud

Who can continue to smile
At someone so full of vile

Who can pour out songs in rhyme
When all your dreams are burnt in time

Who can feel delighted and glad
In a cage, though its bars be made of gold

Who can stick to truth
When Death threatens you like a brute

If you can’t, you are a man
If otherwise, you are a superman!

Submitted: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 16,032 Points Akhtar Jawad (11/12/2014 5:15:00 AM)

    If you can’t, you are a man
    If otherwise, you are a superman!
    A thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 321 Points Captain Cur (4/17/2013 6:57:00 AM)

    Very true, we are all human tempted by the evil. but also drawn to the light.
    Interesting questions and comparisons add to the value of this poem.
    Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 954 Points Kee Thampi (4/16/2013 11:52:00 PM)

    This is really genial to lovers of truth,
    But all poets are dreamers....
    this poetess but writes
    ''Who can stick to truth
    When Death threatens you like a brute

    If you can’t, you are a man
    If otherwise, you are a superman! ......'' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (4/15/2013 11:43:00 AM)

    A very inspirational poem in couplets of rhyme asking questions in each one. In the end comes the riddle solved! ! - If you can't: you are a man / If otherwise, you are a superman! Beauty at its best! Great, Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (4/15/2013 2:30:00 AM)

    This your poem has given such well-defined parameters that any conscious reader can judge himself as a Man or a Superman...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R.k Das (4/15/2013 2:24:00 AM)

    'man and superman', , , lovely and thought provoking definition :) thanx (Report) Reply

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