Jaibala/ December 11, 2014

A famous quote says “To Err Is Human”, so saying that someone can do no wrong in a very general sense would be so wrong on my part. But I can safely say that there are people in my life who can do no wrong to / for me.  They may be flawed to the world but are Flawless for

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Jaibala/ September 21, 2014

This is my first attempt at a really difficult form the Haiku. I know there is a lot of room for improvement. Looking forward for the feedback. The prompt was “Use the word “Purr” or “Bow wow” or both creatively in a Haiku of 17 syllables in the form of 5-7-5.” after begging days a hungry body is fed a

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Jaibala/ September 1, 2014

It was a morning like any other, A start that held promise, A plan that needed execution, An outcome that needed celebration,   They day wore on And something went wrong, Plans gone awry, Disappointment on a high,   One do over is all it takes, A chance to rectify the mistake, Another day but still the same, A shot

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The Forgotten Plegde

Jaibala/ August 31, 2014

Dear Pledge, my old friend, I remember having sworn allegiance And over again, I promised to serve; Be a community, where all were loved, Without discrimination or divide, Where their concerns were mine; All were one, a collaborated state, Each other to hold, we were safe. Now decades on, not a soul cares, Waving the flag has no meaning now, No

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What Can I say About Dreams? A Guest Post

Jaibala/ August 18, 2014

What do I say about the person for whom I am writing today. He is one of my closest friends, and his blog is one of the blogs I turn to when I am looking for inspiration, comfort or just a smile. He is always there with a push, shove and a kick, look at my words with a fine tooth comb.

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Power Of Words

Jaibala/ August 13, 2014

Words have power To change the direction, and To solace find   Made them  funny That is what you think Infact they sting   Sometimes they hurt And at times they judge, Know you must   Its not intentional  We would want to believe But someone weeps   Everyone is different Every life’s struggle their own Don’t harshly judge  

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Early Womanhood?

Jaibala/ July 27, 2014

They said I should be happy, I could skip if I may, My Mama said “You might, Get some chocolates tonight,”     I wondered, “Why today is different From any other day?” “You will transform into a woman,” That is what my mama said.     I was led into the darkened room, I saw the village barber there,

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Sleeping Child

Jaibala/ July 12, 2014

I see you sleeping, calm as a lake not feeling the pull of the tides.   Without a care you lay so serenely my child.   I wish that I could keep you forever safe and tranquil. You remain forevermore carefree and peaceful.    

You Are Perfect Mom

Jaibala/ May 23, 2014

When work gets all messed up, And all things go wrong, When your every move is looked at, As if it was colony of wasps, They put you down, They’ll say you are wrong, For one question, Ten different answers arise, You never get help, Only loads of advice, They’ll say you can never be right, And judge every little

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NaPoWriMo : A Fairy Tale

Jaibala/ April 30, 2014

Not going with the prompt again for the NaPoWriMo. Here is my attempt to write a Fairy Tale.   A FAIRY TALE   Once upon a time, A Princess a girl, As little, as fine, Precious as a pearl.   As loyal, as true, With a heart so pure, She would sometimes rue, Using only that for sure.   Her fairy

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NaPoWriMo : The Happy Sad Game

Jaibala/ April 24, 2014

Today’s Prompt for the NaPoWriMo was, ” Today’s prompt (optional, as always), is an oldie-but-a-goodie: the homophonic translation. Find a poem in a language you don’t know, and translate it into English based on the look of the words and their sounds. For example, here are three lines from a poem by the Serbian poet Vasko Popa: Posle radnog vremena Radnici

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