Valsa George


Arise! Oh Heart - Poem by Valsa George

Arise! Oh Heart, from the catacombs of the dead
Shake off the dust, for Life beckons you like a buddy
Peel off the weariness that wraps you like a shroud
And walk to the open to perceive the light.

Arise! Oh Heart, from the dungeons of gloom
The dawn is at your door step, waiting to break
Sing with the koel, merrily warbling in the woods
Dance with the billows, wildly prancing on the deep.

Arise! Oh Heart, from the ghettoes of bondage
Break loose the ropes that moor you to the past
Dart through the panorama of the cerulean blue
And fly high into regions, uncharted and new.

Arise! Oh Heart, from the citadels of hate
Listen not to the shrieking and howling behind
Drink from the goblet of conciliating love
And rejoice at the birth of a dawn with promises galore!


Comments about Arise! Oh Heart by Valsa George

  • Chukwuma Ndububa (10/14/2017 10:50:00 PM)


    A reawakening piece from the skilled hand in an elegant style. Educating and inspirational, but then, your words delight. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/22/2016 1:50:00 AM)

    Arise!
    Motivational. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (3/11/2016 5:56:00 PM)


    An earnest call for the heart to arise from the dungeons of gloom, and perform its divinely ordained duty which is to love is insightfully portrayed in the poem. Lovely piece of poetry bristling with wisdom. Thanks for sharing Prof. Please read my poem COLOSSAL MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2015 1:52:00 AM)


    a very inspiring call and beautifully penned
    thanks Valsa
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  • Unwritten Soul (11/7/2015 2:43:00 AM)


    Arise! of heart
    when the mind read the truth, truly
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  • Akhtar Jawad (10/4/2014 9:15:00 PM)


    Calling heart is a sign of living conscience, and a living conscience is a sign of a living man,
    and a living man is a sign of God.
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  • (9/1/2014 12:52:00 PM)


    Very inspiring and scripted with a fervent appeal to the heart to fill us with hopes and aspirations......Valsa.......
    a brilliant piece written brilliantly...........
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  • (11/12/2012 1:17:00 AM)


    A clarion call. We must dare to arise to the occasion, the challenges of the day. We are facing daunting challenges that cause many to faint, but the heart must be strong in order to triumph. Arise Oh heart. A good word. (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2012 8:26:00 AM)


    A heart thus arisen may result in a cascading effect of many more arising..
    The poet`s appeal has to transcend the immediate world around her and the making of a finer habitat is our mission in spite of the hurdles. A good poem absolutely free from any iota of fantasy.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 19, 2012


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