Valsa George

My Voyage - Poem by Valsa George

Leaving the sheltered confines of the past
I embarked on a voyage, fresh and new
With the present volume and its contents closed down
To open another and pore over its pages anew

Everything was calm and still as I set out
Except the pain of being cast loose from my anchorage
Over the swelling magnitude, we sailed past
To alight into the novelties of another world

On the bosom of a tranquil sea, with fleecy clouds above
We moved on to realms, fanciful and new
And continued to sail over the lolling waters
Gazing at the finny herds in undulating waves

But sudden was the turn of wind and weather
The waves rose to mountain heights
Thunders bellowed over the wild waters
And the sea into an aggressive fiend turned

The billows lashed and crashed over the rocks
All around was the booming sound of rushing waves
Flashes of lightning, left rents in engulfing gloom
And the ship, adrift in the roaring currents

At a point when it was about to drown
The tempest subsided, the sky turned clear
What Providence has saved us from our peril?
We keep wondering now and ever

Knowing that tempests will again strike
And our vessel will be rocked hither and thither
Now, with greater caution in every move
With the riggings once more fastened tight

And with the blue line of a cherished past
Receding quickly away like a cloud in the horizon
We continue our voyage, braving the waves
And sail past to regions far and unknown!

Comments about My Voyage by Valsa George

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/14/2017 9:38:00 PM)

    Valsa, this poetic voyage was a journey worth taking. I enjoyed every stanza.10

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/28/2016 11:54:00 AM)

    The narrative scares and the spirit of a rough weather on the sea sends shivers down the spine. Bur the sudden decline in the ferocity of waves brings a blissful relief to the voyagers.
    At a point when it was about to drown
    The tempest subsided, the sky turned clear
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  • (10/28/2015 2:58:00 AM)

    life's journey is full of storms
    knowledge and judgement will the battle won
    Thanks Valsa.++
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  • (12/25/2014 12:03:00 PM)

    Life of voyage so beautifully depicted and inspires one to live life gallantly......Valsa.......great imagery accompanied with inspiring lines to face life courageously........great write.....10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (6/8/2013 2:22:00 PM)

    Wow Valsa this was an awe inspiring poem. I don't
    like being on the water but your so nicely expressed boat
    ride was a pleasure. We may set out to embark on an
    adventure but may happen across some obstacles
    along the way. We must keep our eyes on whats up ahead
    and try no to lose our focus. Just around the corner if
    we hang on there is blessings. Lovely.
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  • (6/8/2013 1:28:00 AM)

    A fantastic voyage with excellent presentation.Your imagery is brilliant ! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (6/4/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    When described like this, even the most ordinary lives can seem exciting. Fabulous voyage and poem! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/3/2013 8:54:00 AM)

    our voyage in life will be full to turmoil, but we must continue on. nice writing (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/1/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    The trials of life's rich tapestry. (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    excellently written poem Valsa, couldn't have put it better than this. (Report) Reply

  • Somanathan Iyer (5/31/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    I have nothing to add new, when so many talents expressed their appreciation. But it is awesome. very Nice feeling. (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    Just awesome, as always intriguing as only you can do it. (Report) Reply

  • Tajudeen Shah (5/31/2013 8:13:00 AM)

    h, Blessed Poet, Keep Praising the Lord of the worlds for this unbounded magnificence that is filled with giggling ripples of enthralling literary excellence! I can still feel the salty froth, nocturnal slant rain on bare swollen waves, the voyager's destiny, the glimmering cliff by the unknown shores, silent silver moon partially-engulfed by the dark heralds of lethal clouds and what not... still, the tint of philosophy remains haunting across the avalanche of human life. A wonderful homage to the Goddess of Poesy. God Bless. With immense Regards and Love for considering to write a review on my humble verses. (Report) Reply

  • Hezekiah Toheeb Tiamiyu (5/31/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    Take.....10+ saluté...respect ma'am... (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/30/2013 2:04:00 PM)

    It's often scary moving on to pastures new, and there are often difficulties ahead which we cant predict. But life is a challenge, a challenge we have to face in order to move on. A very good write Valsa, which I enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    a new horizon of hopes made this sweet voyager in the cloudy sea
    The waves rose to mountain heights
    Thunders bellowed over the wild waters
    And the sea into an aggressive fiend turned
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  • Xelam Kan™ (5/30/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    Indeed a superb piece of art, trying to explain the mystery Of life.......
    Life whose identity is still a mystery for us, a voyage in a timeless vista but beyond our Authority and will and has to be encounter with grit and will.
    Herman Melvill says that life is a voyage that's Homeward's yielding an insights into the poet's heat and soul
    And we should not forget Hardy (Tess & Jude) who admits the savageness of fate that has to be fulfilled....such piece of artistic expression might turn you as a stoic or cynic as we are sure that these tempests will strike again
    Sometimes its seems a smooth glide into a space but suddenly a peril welcome you from nowhere, so we must bless our vision with new meaning and understanding to cope it.
    A great drama of life has been explained in the voyage....
    i would say a Romantic philosophy that takes our souls to regions far and unknown!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 30, 2013

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