Valsa George


A Welcome Respite - Poem by Valsa George

Turning sideways, once more I lay crouched in bed
Not compelled to wake up and run round the clock
The family, gone on a four day trip
Left all to myself, may I devour this calm with none to block

Listening to the hiss of falling rain, here I lie
The breeze that steals in through the window ajar
Tousles my hair and briskly passes
And I hear a Bulbul warbling afar

Snuggling beneath my woolly blanket
With deadlines none, I feel so light
Lazily watching the sun beams filtering down
I lie quiet, my mind, like a bird in flight

This brief respite is truly a delight
At a time when life is going out of gear
With so much of work and very many errands
Task on task and each day’s toil and care

Now the house is empty with my own space
To pursue things of my preferential choice
To feast on the flowers in dawn’s early light
And to lose myself in the company of the Muse

To indolently watch the time slipping by
To indulge in all fanciful things that gladden
To skip a meal and close down the kitchen
To hum and sing in gay abandon

Loneliness, at times I warmly embrace
When exhausted with life’s ceaseless mess
Of late I have begun to realize
It sure has its shimmering gloss.

But I must put on a deceptive guise
And say, I so badly missed my folks
While they were away on a distant trip
Though I know, it is far from facts!
* * *

After a cool night’s blissful rest
I woke up feeling full of zest
To take up routine chores without haste
And venture on a day’s audacious quest!


Comments about A Welcome Respite by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 27,271 Points Akhtar Jawad (1/25/2015 4:01:00 AM)

    After a cool night’s blissful rest
    I woke up feeling full of zest
    To take up routine chores without haste
    And venture on a day’s audacious quest!
    Well that is call of life we can't ignore.................10 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 27,271 Points Akhtar Jawad (1/25/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    After a cool night’s blissful rest
    I woke up feeling full of zest
    To take up routine chores without haste
    And venture on a day’s audacious quest!
    Well that is call of life we can't ignore.................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,098 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/10/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    Interruption into routine chores is necessary, it helps fuel the inspired, brings respite to the weary mind..............
    Valsa.........very very well composed.....great write as always (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,060 Points Paul Sebastian (8/7/2014 3:09:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem in praise of respite and the pleasure of having to be yourself with just nothing to do. What treasured moments of peace! Sometimes reality has a rude way of walking in to disrupt that much wanted calm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points David Wood (4/14/2013 3:29:00 PM)

    I wish I could wake up full of zest! A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Www.poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 Search 2 (4/14/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    The dear and near ones continue to influence us and they fill the void of life often felt otherwise. But when alone we can fill that void quite meaningfully as well. A truth emerging from within the intimate thoughts has been well expressed Madam (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,276 Points Tiku . (4/14/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    what a beautiful ink Valsa.loved the way you have put your feelings.i love loneliness too sometimes to enjoy the nature.very nice.carry on. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 327 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (4/13/2013 7:34:00 AM)

    The stress of the loneliness well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 732 Points Shahzia Batool (4/13/2013 12:22:00 AM)

    So natural, so true, so honest! ! ! the daily story of the modern phenomenal woman! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Suvro Bhattacharya (4/12/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    Nice well written. Like to see more. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Suvro Bhattacharya (4/12/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    Nice well written. Like to see more. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Suvro Bhattacharya (4/12/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    Nice well written. Like to see more. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Suvro Bhattacharya (4/12/2013 6:25:00 AM)

    Nice well written. Like to see more. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,178 Points Kavya . (4/12/2013 5:33:00 AM)

    ur poem truly shows how busy we get with our routine chores with time flying fast without realising that we are getting old.....remember those carefree days when we were kids, had no responsibilities et all n wander where ever we want to, without any tension.....yes sometimes we feel to have some personal space, n be only with ourselves without any deadlines.........very rightly said n applicable to a woman To skip a meal and close down the kitchen, To hum and sing in gay abandon as this moment hardly comes in our day to day life! very well written....... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,287 Points Valerie Dohren (4/11/2013 6:07:00 AM)

    We all need some time and space to ourselves, after which we welcome back and appreciate our loved ones. Very well written Valsa, an excellent poem with some lovely lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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