Valsa George


Alone In The Crowd - Poem by Valsa George

Amid the scurrying feet
In the whirling humanity
with divided aims
and sizzling brains
She paused with singularity of purpose

Never in a hurry, more at peace
On a park bench, alone
Bent and weird, she sat.
Ragged in dress, torn in body,
Face scourged by Time,
Its contours deep like ravines
Hair lying dishevelled,
Eyes shrouded in mist
Looking out into the sinking sun,
Never dreading the darkness that falls.

Determined to live on,
with the coins habitually dropped
into her stretched out hands
by those sailing past her unobtrusive self.

Like a monument of patience
She sat.
Sat, so alone!


Comments about Alone In The Crowd by Valsa George

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/25/2015 7:25:00 AM)


    Another beautiful piece! This lady whom you so rivetingly describe:

    Determined to live on,
    with the coins habitually dropped
    into her stretched out hands
    by those sailing past her unobtrusive self.

    Like a monument of patience
    She sat.
    Sat, so alone!

    is perhaps not alone. That is aloneness - a supreme state. Great write, Valsa-ji. (10)
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  • Akhtar Jawad (10/25/2014 9:20:00 AM)


    An impressive and touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2014 12:51:00 PM)


    So touching and so poignantly penned with soulful words......Valsa.....it really touched my heart....you are amazing (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (10/27/2013 10:27:00 PM)


    A soulful write of a helpless life..... very touching about being alone & helpless (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2013 9:35:00 AM)


    The vivid imagery is touching and I feel so sorry for her! The poem evokes such tender feelings for the lonely woman.! ! (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (12/3/2012 12:18:00 AM)


    Thanks Valsa, enjoyed reading this poem... the imagery has been powerfully built up (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2012 9:19:00 AM)


    What I think about the woman portrayed here is this. As she is determined to live on, what we assume about her past and a world that might have been responsible for her projected misery have no entity henceforth. She is powerful and therefore leave a legacy ahead, one hopes. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (5/15/2012 7:22:00 AM)


    an emotional drop.we are nothing but specks of dust in this vast cosmos.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Shihabudheen K J (5/14/2012 10:36:00 AM)


    I get an exact imagery of ur poem.such persons r illtreated and not cared by general people.you so caring poet n person.regards (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2012



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