Valsa George

Life- an Interlude

The moon that fades after lighting the night
The sun that sets after warming the day
The flowers that wither after feasting the eye
They obliquely announce, life is a fleeting dream

Love once flourished may fade and die
Trees towering high may fall and rot
Rivers that swell can dry up once
The same is true of our life on earth

At times we soar on wings of joy
At times we drown and are deep in grief
Does it not remind us of a vital truth
That life on Earth can never be the same

We are travellers on this wild terrain
Heading timorously towards an unknown goal
Ever tossed by the vicissitudes of life
Fated evenly to partake of smiles and tears

Know that all the paths we tread along
Finally converge on a single spot
At the tomb, we just pause awhile
To resume our journey to lands beyond

All that counts is how well we lived
And not how long we have been here
So mend your life as your conscience directs
Bridge the gap between words and deeds

Believe your heart knows what is best
It will show the route you should take
While Faith and Hope together brighten up life
Love is a magic door to very many hearts!

Submitted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 25,273 Points Akhtar Jawad (3/5/2015 6:27:00 PM)

    The word interlude diverted diverted my attention to the TV programs with a number of interludes during which we see advertisements of various products, some really good but some? Anyway even if life is an interlude, let us examine the advertisements with a lot of care and thinking. I know great poets like you write a poem with a simple central idea but the naughty readers like me are at liberty to understand it with their own low quantum of intelligence. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,287 Points Ken E Hall (1/9/2015 5:29:00 AM)

    Lovely painting in words of life..ending in a perfect line...Love is a magic door to very many hearts! The interlude is short Valsa so we will adhere to your words...regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,683 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (12/4/2014 11:54:00 AM)

    This is very inspiring indeed composed with very animating words with a touch of philosophy of life......Valsa.....
    great piece......10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 282 Points Joseph Anderson (2/11/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    You have the handle on what this life is all about and are giving great advice. A
    very readable, highly uplifting poem, which I enjoyed. Well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Search 2 (2/11/2013 5:49:00 AM)

    Here is a poem that philosophises on each and every angle of human life with its vicissitudes or inevitable phases. Our journey to be resumed from the single spot aspired by millions is unfortunately yet an illusion though there is no wrong in looking forward to such escalations of the cosmic remains through a far fetched imagination of a poet like you.However, it is good to read
    Faith and Hope together brighten up life
    Love is a magic door to very many hearts! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,175 Points Valerie Dohren (2/9/2013 5:39:00 PM)

    A lovely poem Valsa, containing so many truths - very enjoyable read, and well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 70 Points Jahan Zeb (2/8/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    I loved this poem of yours very much. The theme of the poem is a grand one. The presentation is praiseworthy and the construction is very artistic. Though the message the poem delivers is somewhat sad for life brings us close to people we never want to leave but that is a reality and one day we have to face it.
    I live this stanza for a reason.

    Love once flourished may fade and die
    Trees towering high may fall and rot
    Rivers that swell can dry up once
    The same is true of our life on EARTH

    Now remove this single world (earth) and this will break my heart. This makes your poem optimistic.
    Great Job Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/7/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    Oh! What a magnificent poem, Valsa ! Though the entire poem is full of the meaning of life which I loved completely, the last two stanzas are very true and enchanting.! This great write deserves a10++++! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 687 Points Kavya . (2/7/2013 1:15:00 AM)

    wat an amazing write....the facts are life are highlighted very nicely in this poem. (Report) Reply

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