Valsa George

What I Wish To Be - Poem by Valsa George

Let me be,
As God intended me to be:
Neither a wicked elf,
Nor a fairy godmother,
Never a demon,
Nor an angel,
But a true woman,
Oh! No, not the ‘Phenomenal Woman’
Of Maya Angelou,
Drawing a hive of honey bees round
‘With the span of my hips
Or the stride of my steps’
One with a loving heart,
Calm and caring
Though at times touchy and itchy

A gracious host and a helpful neighbour
Able to stand in my own light
And lessen the darkness of the night

An abiding spouse
In whom my man can see
An ocean of love in my dewy eyes
And feel the steady warmth of my grip
When the seas of life get stormy,

For my children, an adorable mother
In whom they can confide
Their doubt, despair or delight
A counsellor, a friend and guide
With the balm to heal their wounds
Touch and move their spirits
And show them the miracle of love

Piecing together these different roles
Let me, into a close knit texture, weave
The fabric of my life
Like the interlacing threads
Of a great tapestry!

In a way, is not living the art of quilting
Bringing out unique patterns
Of exquisite beauty and delight
From the scraps thrown in our way!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Mere longings! !

Comments about What I Wish To Be by Valsa George

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/12/2017 12:15:00 PM)

    For your children you are ever adorable mother and you want to be adorable mother forever for them. A counsellor, a friend and guide you are and you delight them. Bringing out unique patterns is your nice art. Very touching poem is well crafted and shared.10 (Report) Reply

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  • Muzahidul Reza (7/13/2017 12:23:00 AM)

    Excellent write, let's be qualified with God given qualities, thank you for sharing the poem with us,10 (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/27/2017 4:15:00 AM)

    Valsa, I liked this poem. +++10

    To be what you are
    is you so far, is that
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  • Bri Edwards (10/16/2016 6:40:00 PM)

    ok! i see i already read, or AT LEAST left two comments in 2013; maybe i commented without reading? ?

    to read

    who needs a hive of honey bees anyway! ?

    And lessen the darkness of the night .........don't forget to keep the lights on in your bathroom; the bathroom where you take your longggg showers. i sometimes fall asleep (in the tree) waiting for you to step out! ! !


    Piecing together these different roles
    Let me, into a close knit texture, weave
    The fabric of my life
    Like the interlacing threads
    Of a great tapestry! POETIC! ! !

    if only i could have been one of your scraps! ! !

    bri ;)

    another lovely one, my friend. to MyPoemList
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    Valsa George (10/16/2016 10:39:00 PM)

    Why at night on a tree
    Is it not to pry?
    Then likely to be stung by a bee
    And when you cry
    People will see Bri
    And roast you to fry!
    (Tit for tat! ...... Thanks for the comment, for reading it all over again
    and sending it to your poem list!)

  • Savita Tyagi (10/10/2016 5:30:00 PM)

    Valsa I read this poem of your again as it was shared by FB memory team. Still one of my favorite poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/16/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    Lady Valsa I.really enjoyed this poem. Well done! .10/10 I will add it to my poem list. A powerful personal philosophy that is.both.realistic and tefreshing (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/18/2015 11:51:00 PM)

    Let me be,
    As God intended me to be: Very deep insight. Strong will power motivates this poem with courage. Very amazing in nature. Perfectly drafted after realizing own self and relationship with God. Nice poem.
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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/18/2015 9:11:00 AM)

    I believe you are what you wished to be, because i know you and I have seen you in your poems. A wonderful write......................10 (Report) Reply

  • Suman Kumar Das (12/8/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    May God grant all your wonderful wishes! .............. loved it.. i also respectfully invite you to read my writes and put your comments. (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (10/27/2013 12:10:00 PM)

    Lovely wishes of a noble woman to cherish each and every moment of her life while fullfilling the responsibilities of different facets of life! Lonesome read dear Valsa mam (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (10/24/2013 11:49:00 PM)

    valsa, perhaps in another life? and who are bill engvall and simon pegg? i thought i was the only comedian in the world worth knowing. was i wrong? :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/22/2013 12:11:00 AM)

    Thank you Bri! This is the best proposal, I ever received. Marrying a comedian like Bill Engvall or Simon Pegg (though one or two inches smaller than their size) would be fun. We could have laughed away life together! But unfortunately it is too late! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (10/21/2013 8:00:00 PM)

    Though at times touchy and itchy....did you leave the b off the last word on purpose?

    if you are half as good as you strive to be, ....will you marry me? :)
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  • Patricia Grantham (10/18/2013 10:00:00 AM)

    Valsa your words speak so wonderfully about the wishes of a woman.
    Not great but humble, lowly not lofty, servant not master, uplifting not
    condescending. You are apparently all of these and more. Keep writing
    in uor own and beautiful way. Words written from the heart will never
    depart. Good.
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  • Shahzia Batool (10/10/2013 6:37:00 PM)

    these are not mere longings, but the real longings, the last image for the art of living is a complete one! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (10/10/2013 10:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Resonating with and inspiring millions of us. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (10/9/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    a good write. let us be what God intended us to be. very thoughtful. (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    A great affirmation of the many wonderful roles of a woman complex and intricate, simple and beautiful, soft and strong and loving and wise. (Report) Reply

  • Reyvrex Questor Reyes (10/8/2013 8:21:00 PM)

    The very sentiments of a woman, and wife as God wanted them to be, being the other half and not another competing entity. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/7/2013 11:06:00 PM)


    I am equally awed and humbled by your marvellous words! ! Thanks... thanks a lot! !
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 7, 2013

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