Valsa George


Erratic Life - Poem by Valsa George

Life, like a practiced comedian on the stage
Keeps smiling and frowning in turn
Under the embers of joy that spark from our hearts
There lies the pulverized heap of shattered dreams

Life is often a tight rope walk
Demanding us to proceed with utmost caution
A false step can often prove fatal
Landing us in some bottomless abyss

While staying at the Himalayan heights of joy
We might be hurled down into the nadir of despair
Soon after proudly flaunting the trophy
We may be smashed into utter defeat

Trials and sorrows predominate in life
And joy is only a passing phase
We are dragged down even by little things
And the trivial sometimes assumes demoniac dimensions

What is needed in this erratic course of life
Is the ability to sustain a kind of equipoise
We should stoically face life's challenges and trials
And cherish, at any chance the short intervals of joy

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Erratic Life by Valsa George

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/4/2016 11:05:00 AM)


    A balanced view of life presented with a wise choice of words. Again an enriching piece from your mighty pen. A reflection of your deep insight. Full marks to you. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/25/2016 7:43:00 PM)


    A very thoughtful poem. At every step of the way we learn these lessons and become better equipped to deal with our joys and sorrows. At least that is the hope till some thing happens to remind how though this road is. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/23/2016 4:26:00 AM)


    Trials and sorrows predominate in life
    And joy is only a passing phase
    The truth of life is beautifully brought out in your poem. This erratic beauty is what we call exotic beauty sometimes. Life is eventually what we savor out of it. Thank you.
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  • Clarence Prince (1/22/2016 2:42:00 PM)


    Very true, often times, life is like a tight rope to walk,
    while other times it's all challenges and trials
    but hard or soft it's life and have to cope...!
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  • Akshat Shukla (1/22/2016 1:13:00 PM)


    The poem comes across as a sane suggestion from a seasoned person without sounding any bit preachy. (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (1/22/2016 1:23:00 AM)


    Truly life is indeed a heap of shattered dreams, and 'joy is only a passing phase'. Your this line in the poem is very much a reiteration of Thomas Hardy's narrative in his novel 'Tess' wherein he observes that happiness is an occasional episode in general drama of pain and suffering. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (1/21/2016 7:04:00 PM)


    Life, s philosophy expressed in so beautiful words- -
    Trials and sorrows predominate in life
    And joy is only a passing phase
    We are dragged down even by little things
    And he trivial sometimes assume demoniac dimensions.
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  • Akhtar Jawad (1/21/2016 6:58:00 PM)


    The short interval of joy that comes after a long painful period is more pleasant than any other thing we see, we feel and we react in our life. Valsa is a great hunter of beauty and capable of capturing the beautiful eyed deer alive without giving them a wound. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (1/21/2016 12:11:00 PM)


    I am a stoic. Your poem was just how I see things. Such an intelligent and insightful piece of writing done very eloquently. A 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Aarzoo Mehek (1/21/2016 11:25:00 AM)


    We should stoically face life's challenges and trials
    And cherish, at any chance the short intervals of joy

    Life is beautiful in-spite of all the hurdles, Bearing it with a big broad smile and never giving in to the hardships. Beautifully written showing all the shades of life. My compliments for this thought provoking poem.10 seems less for this poem.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/21/2016 11:04:00 AM)


    With trials and sorrows at times. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 21, 2016



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