Valsa George

A Death and a Transformation

For centuries I waited to be born
May be at the ripe time my seed was sown
But in a hostile soil, I smelt treason
It baffled my ken of simple reason

Yester night I died a martyr’s death
Tonight I got buried on the heath
Tomorrow, breaking all manacles that bind
I shall liberate myself from Death’s sinister grind,

Myself for safety, into the opposite sex bound
To live thereon, a princely life unbound

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013


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In sympathy of all hapless victims of female foeticide and infanticide

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  • Gold Star - 20,248 Points Akhtar Jawad (9/19/2014 9:35:00 PM)

    A deep and thoughtful poem and becomes very impressive when turn our thinking towards female foeticide and infanticide. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 598 Points David Mclansky (4/23/2014 5:41:00 AM)

    Riff on Valsa George’s Provocative Poem: DEATH AND TRANSFORMATION;

    Apparently I died on a bus,
    The EMTs made quite a fuss;
    One minute sitting with all my bundles,
    The next minute the sky began to tumble

    And then imagine my surprise,
    I was reborn a male
    And between my thighs
    Was a hose, a tube, a yank of skin,
    What crude madness was I i

    I was a male with a foreskin
    What transgressions, what unwashed sin
    Had I committed in my female life
    That now a moel stood there with a knife;
    And, of all things, I was to circumsized,
    This came as a shock, a complete surprise;
    The man was going to cut my penis
    I, a girl with the breasts of Venus. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 478 Points Mike Barrett (12/17/2013 6:01:00 PM)

    Hi Valsa, Rachel Nichols advised that I check out your poetry. I've just finished reading a dozen or so, To me, it's clear that you have the gift. I really liked the humming bird one, and this one too since it leaves one with the feeling that you've grasped the truth of the eternalness of Soul, hence embrace the concept of reincarnation thus the transformation. Loved it. If so moved check out some of my poems - they too embrace spiritual concepts which I hold as truths. One poem, The Lonesome Road might be a good starting point. I've added you to my favorite poets list. Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,188 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/9/2013 11:34:00 AM)

    Female fetus aborting and infanticide are still common in some of the rural areas.
    Such children feel, Myself for safety, into the opposite sex bound, To live thereon, a princely life unbound. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,612 Points Heather Wilkins (7/18/2013 12:14:00 PM)

    for centuries I waited to be born this gives me the impression w can be born when ever we please. maybe so something to think about. I like the thought (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (5/28/2013 12:44:00 PM)

    you have penned your poem for the very noble cause...poem has deep message & abusive reality..well written, deserve 10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 35,024 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/29/2013 3:05:00 AM)

    change of mind in society is most essential to stop the murder of a society/ Crime unto the half world the female world is more than any other crime, Why discrimination Why? why? with the abundance of poets few writes. I thanks for this you penned for the cause, the cause for the generations yet to come/thank you with a request please do write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Search 2 (4/26/2013 11:37:00 AM)

    Female foeticide has to subside in due course of time... We are for now, as you say, more concerned about a society that does not care for the survivors...
    A grim picture indeed. Let there be a change of miraculous order soon or later (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 402 Points Kavya . (4/25/2013 12:59:00 AM)

    a v nice poem...sad that these instances r on the rise, where females themselves dont understand females, n above all there r cruel men too around to molest the surviving females, instilling fear in the minds of common ppl....a gud write Valsa Mam! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 561 Points Shahzia Batool (4/25/2013 12:22:00 AM)

    with reference to the poet's notes, this is a broad-canvas for its depth and timeless span...
    here the abstractions of life and death exchange their meanings...a great diagnostic hand Valsa ji! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 141 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (4/24/2013 12:09:00 PM)

    A lovely imagination unfolds in sympathy of victims of female foeticide and infanticide.Agood write - as ever, VALSA (Report) Reply

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