NaPoWriMo : A Life Story

Jaibala/ April 17, 2014/ Poetry

Instead of using the Prompt for NaPoWriMo my friend and fellow participant Vinay and I (actually he did, I just went along) came up with the Idea of Co – writing a poem. This is what we wrote,  the Odd verses (1,3,5) are wrtitten by him and the even verses (2,4,6) are written by me.




today I heard a story,
the story was my own;
it told me I had friends,
I’d thought I was alone.


it told me of love,
I didn’t think I deserve;
it showed me life is beautiful,
even at its worst.


it made me believe,
that I am not weak,
that I am a winner,
hopes aren’t bleak.


it helped me indeed,
let go of the past;
to count my blessings,
find freedom within.


I soared higher then,
than I had ever before;
it made me believe in,
what life had in store.


the future feels bright,
arriving a new dawn,
now I’m moving on,
with a new song.

Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants – – Nirmal – Sfurti  – Janaki – Pooja – count –  Naina – Rohan – Karan – Rinzu – Vinay  – Nithya – Preeti


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