NaPoWriMo : A Life Story

Jaibala/ April 17, 2014/ Poetry/ 13 comments

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


  1. Cool idea! Write lots more, the two of you 🙂 It would be interesting to read.

    1. Ya Nj…..lets see if he agress to the suggestion 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Pooja 🙂

  2. AWeeeessssommmmmee Jai…. I absolutely love it

    1. I must say that It was a brilliant idea that Vinay came up with…maybe I can convince him to write together again….. Since everyone loved it so much 🙂

    1. Thanks Janaki….but it was Vinay’s Idea 🙂

  3. Beautiful Jai and Leo! Loved your idea and how beautifully this flows!

    1. Ah thanks Sfurti 🙂

  4. Simply awesome, beautiful, lovely piece Jai 🙂 Great write 🙂 <3 Loved it loved it loved it <3

    1. Thank You Preeths but the credit also goes to Vinay whose Idea it was and who co wrote it with me 🙂

      1. Hey Vinay great team work with Poetry 🙂 Awesome 🙂

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