Valsa George


Mood Swing - Poem by Valsa George

When it rains, in her fancy
She used to turn into a child
Kicking water and playing in the puddles
Today when rain has begun pouring down
She can only see the sky weeping its tears
Clouds smearing wet misery on Earth's face

For reasons unknown
Her heart shakes in agony
Like a flower trembling on its delicate stem

Lost in silence and solitude
She throbs with a dull distracting ache
Her mind has now become an abyss
Where darkness has barged in like a marauder
Where monsters of fear are hatched
She feels suddenly thrown into the sea of emptiness
And float ripped by its violent currents
With no life boat in view for her rescue

She knows there is a long way to swim
She wonders if she would reach a safe harbor
Or get drowned halfway?

Behind her, what does she hear?
Is it the roar of the Tsunami of grief? ?

Topic(s) of this poem: depression


Comments about Mood Swing by Valsa George

  • Bri Edwards (7/23/2017 11:41:00 PM)


    i HAD to see the photo again!

    actually, i'd forgotten i'd read this 'title'.


    bri :)
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    Valsa George (7/25/2017 6:30:00 AM)

    I am only glad you read it a second time Bri!

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  • Savita Tyagi (7/18/2017 7:31:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem Valsa. Depression, loneliness, silence doesn't spare anybody.Tsunami of grief covers all. Love your photograph too. (Report) Reply

    Valsa George (7/25/2017 6:29:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Savita....! Yes, any of us can fall into depression! Let God forbid it...!

  • Bri Edwards (6/17/2017 10:33:00 PM)


    you have gotten very skillful with your accompanying photo!

    a very fine poem as well. i like all of it, all of its parts and the whole. to MyPoemList and perhaps
    a showcase appearance?

    For reasons unknown
    Her heart shakes in agony
    Like a flower trembling on its delicate stem..................yikes! perhaps i could rescue her? probably not.

    Behind her, what does she hear?
    Is it the roar of the Tsunami of grief? ? ............................WHAT A FINALE! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (for the poem)

    bri ;)
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    Valsa George (6/18/2017 1:12:00 AM)

    You have a humorous way of seeing it all, Bri.....! Perhaps your piquant words can brighten her moods a bit...!

  • (6/13/2017 2:06:00 AM)


    Utter darkness in this portrait of depression cleverly penned Valsa. The sinking emptiness with no life raft to be seen describes this illness so aptly.10+ (Report) Reply

    Valsa George (6/18/2017 1:07:00 AM)

    Thank you Robert for the beautiful acknowledgement and high rating you gave for my poem!

    Valsa George (6/18/2017 1:06:00 AM)

    Thank you Simone... for delving deep into the heart of the poem!

  • Nosheen Irfan (6/12/2017 4:36:00 AM)


    Depression is truly very damaging to the body n soul. The rain that fills every grieving soul with mirth n causes a temporary relief from all our worries becomes just a reason for more suffering to the depressed soul. Very beautifully delineated. And an amazing graphic to complement the words. A10. (Report) Reply

    Valsa George (6/18/2017 1:04:00 AM)

    Thank you Nosheen for your analytical comment....! Rain can dampen the spirit of a depressed mind, though it can cool and soak a healthy mind!

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/12/2017 3:36:00 AM)


    Kicking water and playing in the puddles mood swings in dreamland of reality. Lost in silence and solitude
    she throbs with a dull distracting ache in mind and expression glows with experiencing life with time. She wonders to reach safe harbor. A splendid poem is shared with mind-blowing imagery. Beautiful sharing is done here.10
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    Valsa George (6/14/2017 3:49:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Kumaramani sir......!

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/6/2017 10:47:00 AM)


    Mood swings one side to the other. The same showers spell joy at times and fill the heart with misery. Hope the poem provides the push to swing ones heart from a negative to a positive feeling. (Report) Reply

    Valsa George (6/7/2017 11:46:00 AM)

    Yes, Nature seems showing contrasting countenances according to our moods! Thank you Tirupathi sir!

  • Josey Alfred (6/6/2017 9:48:00 AM)


    A real melancholy poem.
    Wher monsters of fear are hatched
    She feels suddenly thrown into the sea of emptiness.
    Thank you for sharing this poem.
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    Valsa George (6/7/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    Thank you sir for stopping to read and posting a comment...!

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/5/2017 8:27:00 PM)


    Today when rain has begun pouring down
    She can only see the sky weeping its tears
    Clouds smearing wet misery on Earth's face

    For reasons unknown
    Her heart shakes in agony
    Like a flower trembling on its delicate stem
    After a long time the great poetess, Valsa George, once again with all her charms, once again with all her art of description, once again with magic of words, once again with beauty of thoughts that can touch the hearts.
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    Valsa George (6/6/2017 12:45:00 AM)

    Akhtarji......Do you mean to say that since long I have been writing only some 'crap'! ? ? (just joking!) So glad about your exorbitant appreciation of this poem! Thank you so much Akhtar ji.....!

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/5/2017 6:57:00 PM)


    Superb poem, when feeling low and down it happens sometimes and you captured the negative side of it articulately...A Full 10 for this poem. (Report) Reply

    Valsa George (6/5/2017 11:56:00 PM)

    Thank you Asim.... Glad to hear from you after a long interval.....!

  • (6/5/2017 10:01:00 AM)


    You put it so well and in a great poem, I was told that this issue gets worse with age. Fortunately, I do not suffer from it. I supposed moving on and not looking back helps. Things always never happen your way, accept that and get the best out of every situation. Keeping busy will enable a person to move on. Thanks Valsa. (Report) Reply

    Valsa George (6/5/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    Yes, accepting life as it is and thinking that life is not always smooth as we imagine is the only way to prevent us from falling into depression! Thank you Loke for your kind response!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 5, 2017



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