Jaibala/ September 1, 2014/ Poetry/ 18 comments

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 at trying to make the change,


Another lapse, A misjudged wrong,

Things still remain amiss,

A prospect, a time, a loop is stuck,

Clear confusion, find blunder,


A Change transpires, a vision clears,

Erase and repeat till all is right,

The loop breaks, time gets unstuck,

A mind freed, a heart loved.


open prompt 1st september

This post is written for the Project 365 program at We Post Daily aimed at posting at least once a day, based on the prompts provided. The Open-prompt for today was ‘Have you ever watched “Ground Hog Day”? In that, Bill Murray experienced the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he got the day “right”. Now if you were given a choice to repeat a day until you got it right, tell us what would it be? Do you think you’d get it right?’


About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. This is beautiful. So well written.

    1. Thank You Parul 🙂

  2. Oh so many days that I want to get right! But you know, I probably would leave things untouched even if I had the option to change them.
    Need to watch Groundhog Day. Sounds good!

    1. Well, we all always try to get it right everyday. I would also probably not change much though.

  3. I love this.
    This prompt made our knees knock at 365. Thank God for you. No one could have managed this better!

    1. Sakshi glad you loved it and Thank You for that vote of confidence, but you guys have some brilliance among yourselves too 🙂

  4. There are some days that I would love to go back to and rectify things, those are the days that our made of moments which I feel if handled better could have made my life even better than what it is today.. but then I also realize that this is how things are meant to be. nice one Jaibala..

    1. Thank You Seeta. I know what you mean about wanting to rectify things, but then we always do the best with the knowledge we have. Once we know better we do better

  5. I have had a bad, bad day today. Sometimes, the day seems so repulsive. 🙁 To let go of my frustration, I have been reading blogs non-stop. Atleast, something good is coming out of it today. 🙂

    1. I am glad that something good came out of a bad day Pooja. Hope you have better days, and never have a bad one 🙂

  6. I have a few days like that – erase them completely :-/
    I wish I could live them over so that I don’t repeat my mistakes! Sigh

    this kind of made me sad, nostalgic all at the same time

    1. Oohhh I did not want to make you sad *hugs* We all have such days I guess that we would want to do over.

  7. I slightly disagree though – i wouldn’t want to erase any wrongs. Just make sure I know enough not to repeat them 🙂 Interesting take on the prompt Jai

    1. Well, yeah I guess erasing somethings and going back to right wrongs is what we wish for, but it is more important to learn from your mistakes. Thanks Sid 😀

  8. Jaibala, kudos to you for writing this. I stood head over heels but nothing came to my mind for this prompt. Honestly, I haven’t seen ‘Ground Hog Day’. 😛

    1. Well I haven’t either Rekha, but I did download it to be seen now. I tried, I am glad you liked it 🙂

  9. if only one could repeat a day and erase the wrongs to make them right.

    1. Well then nothing would ever go wrong Vins.

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