THE VALLEY

 

The Valley

 

Have you visited the valley lately

Many try to avoid it, gladly

It’s a place frequented reluctantly

Many prefer the higher glimpses to see

 

The rain splashes ruthlessly down

The sun beats upon harsher ground

Deep waters travel rather far

Footsteps that have trodden gradually mar

 

In the valley there are hidden treasure

Of which the high places cannot measure

Descending may not be pleasant to some

Yet unwillingly life exhorts us to come

 

Into the deep waters darkness may reign

Throughout the open fields light proclaims

That the valley is a crucial crossing

To achieve the heights, not for the tossing

 

If the valley seizes life for a season

If its depths assigns you for no reason

If you find yourself in its hollow soil

Sitting amongst its unwelcome toil

 

Take heart and consider its stature

Take breath and attempt to capture

That in the humbleness of the valley land

The mountains await you to something quite grand

 

Salwa M. Wills © 2010

 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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