Valsa George

For An Interim

How I wish to be an eagle
Perched on a promontory
Gazing idly at the world from a distance
To get lost in the vastness around me

In the stillness of this place
Let me toss away all my cares
And watch the curls of smoke
Rising from my snuffed out dreams

Action is now perdition for me,
Human company, lacerating pain!

Let me whisk away,
From the world of din,
A few moments of privacy
And stay awhile in loneliness,
It being my sole companion now
Not for long,
Not till sleep claims me
To redeem me of all my blues!
No… never…
But just for a while,

(Now and then, all of us
Need some space away from the crowd

I am never an escapist
To stealthily run away from life
But I badly need a little quiet now
To straighten my mangled nerves!

Submitted: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

Topic of this poem: Loneliness


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  • Veteran Poet - 3,575 Points Md Asadullah (3/20/2014 11:00:00 PM)

    Yes, At times we do feel like staying away from crowd. We do feel like spending some time in solitude, This is actually good thing one can rejuvenate himself/herself and can again come back to face the harsh realities of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points Yash Shinde (3/19/2014 11:07:00 AM)

    ....we all need a break from hectic life, but i salute your imagination of portraying solitude through example of an eagle....lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,553 Points Dinesh Nair (3/14/2014 11:21:00 PM)

    The poem proclaims a stage of humanising a poet not succumbing to reverses, dear madam and as such its message flies unto every habitat though this eagle just sits and sees. An interim to glorify into a protagonist`s haven in waiting! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,582 Points Patricia Grantham (3/13/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    Some solitude found in the daily grind of life
    is beneficial to our heart and soul. Even though
    we have to live amongst others because we are
    creatures of habit we must find time for ourselves
    to sort out our feelings. Very good as always. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,750 Points Valerie Dohren (3/12/2014 5:56:00 PM)

    Solitude can be welcome in a hectic life, but not too much of it.
    Humans are gregarious and need companionship - not enough, and we get depressed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 185 Points Joseph Anderson (3/12/2014 1:11:00 PM)

    Solitude can provide solace for the soul. In this busy world tis hard to come by. Worthy thinking
    and well composed. This should make us pause and realize (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,229 Points Amitava Sur (3/12/2014 9:44:00 AM)

    Human mind is so busy in thinking awaken or asleep, that sometimes it needs to remain within.
    Very truly Need some space away from the crowd ........ so nice (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,229 Points Amitava Sur (3/12/2014 9:43:00 AM)

    Human mind is so busy in thinking awaken or asleep, that sometimes it needs to remain within.
    Very truly Need some space away from the crowd ........ so nice (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,705 Points Diane Hine (3/12/2014 4:38:00 AM)

    I wonder if the eagle sometimes has similar thoughts. What might it wish to be? An interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,673 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/9/2014 11:34:00 PM)

    An interim relief for a quiet place far from the madding crowd is what soul sometimes very earnestly seek.............
    Valsa...........the very truth spelt out here very poetically............ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,867 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/9/2014 8:12:00 PM)

    Everyone needs to away from the day to day buzz for a while to rejuvenate. Beautiful poem.
    How I wish to be an eagle - it is a coincidence that I wrote a poem Bird's View yesterday and posted it today before I saw your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (3/7/2014 11:14:00 PM)

    ......I agree we all need to relax and unwind...sometimes to much of everyday life can be stressful...enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,635 Points Rajesh Thankappan (3/7/2014 10:16:00 PM)

    The longing for solitude is inherent in each one of us and so is the longing for company. But as the poem in the opening lines suggest, if we could view things from a distance dispassionately the things will look different. A sublime poem. (Report) Reply

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