Valsa George


Dark Thoughts - Poem by Valsa George

At times, our heart becomes
A labyrinth of dark thoughts
Letting no rays of hope in
Making our world seem a wilderness
Tangled with nettles and brambles
The road we travel may appear circuitous
Taking us nowhere, leaving us fatigued
Sometimes weariness sets in
Like molten lead into our brain
Sending out smoke and heat
Like an overheated pan
Even the drops of consoling words
Instantly evaporate with a hiss
Causing scalding and burning!

Topic(s) of this poem: thoughts


Comments about Dark Thoughts by Valsa George

  • Hazel Durham (12/20/2016 12:09:00 PM)

    Dark Thoughts
    Darkness can overcome us at times, when it controls us seeping into every crevice of our mind, making war with our emotions. We reach out to our dearest ones for support and help to overcome this shadow world!
    Brilliant, insightful write!
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  • (12/17/2015 4:53:00 PM)


    Thoughtful and introspective. Warding off those dark thoughts is a tough as well as rewarding fight. All of us can relate to it. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/16/2015 1:19:00 AM)


    Life does not always flow smooth. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (12/10/2015 6:50:00 AM)


    Pollution need to be controlled in India,
    Superb mam
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/10/2015 5:19:00 AM)


    Tangled with nettles and brambles! With the muse of the troubles of life. Nice work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/7/2015 12:51:00 AM)


    A thoughtful poem, it happens with all of us.
    Even the drops of consoling words
    Instantly evaporate with a hiss
    Causing scalding and burning!
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  • Paul Brookes (12/6/2015 3:11:00 PM)


    No comfort here sadness but that is how we feel sometimes especially at this time with such horror in the world the sun will come through though well I hope it does Loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (12/6/2015 1:34:00 PM)


    Attitude has an impact on perception. Thanks, Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (12/6/2015 10:27:00 AM)


    Dark thoughts constricts and suffocates and as you have rightly noted even consoling words sometimes fail to impress. A beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/6/2015 7:54:00 AM)


    Dark thoughts are inevitable. It is nice to know that it is a common occurrence. They will evaporate eventually and we then get into a normal routine. We need to search for ways to get out of such a condition as soon as possible. The problem is beautifully put in the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (12/6/2015 7:51:00 AM)


    yes, sometimes dark thoughts surround us and we dont find any way to get out of it, even then some beautiful things are there in this world that bind us and give us inspiration to live in this world, you have nicely painted your feelings with nice images, thanks, you write well, i enjoy reading your poem, (Report) Reply

  • Mihaela Pirjol (12/6/2015 6:21:00 AM)


    So very true... sometimes, our thoughts seem to be our master, yet being aware of them; we can inverse the roles and become their master. A thoughtful write! (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2015 6:00:00 AM)


    Since there is an equal and opposite reaction to every action as proved by science and every night is followed by a new and refreshing dawn, dark thoughts occupying one's mind at some time will have to make an exit for giving room to the joyful bright thoughts. There is no space for pessimism in a vibrant mind. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 17, 2017


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