NaPoWriMo : My Way

Jaibala/ April 28, 2014/ Poetry/ 9 comments

The prompt for the NaPoWriMo today was, “And now for our prompt! Our early-bird prompt this year (on March 31) was an ekphrastic poem. This is something similar — a poem written from a photograph. There are four below, one of which I hope will catch your fancy. But if you’ve a particular photo in mind that you’d like to use, go right ahead. Happy writing!” Here is my attempt with  the image that inspired me.


Picture Prompt




This path that I’ve taken,

I don’t know where it leads,

Will it take me to my dreams,

Will I ever succeed,


The mysteries of life,

Begin to unravel,

As I walk along,,

This Road that I travel,


I see many faces,

Some old, some new,

Keep and lose friends,

Oh, how I wish they knew,


All the struggles,

All the strife,

It has taken me ages,

To know what’s right,


The trust in others,

Is all in vain,

Without knowing yourself,

Its simple and plain,


Some may walk along,

Some walk away,

On this path,

I will always stay,


It is not a lonely road,

If I don’t want it to be,

On this journey, I am

The best company for me.


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. No. The road is not alone, but sometimes it feels that way. And you can’t know what is at the end of each road you take either.

    1. Yep all we know is the path we take 🙂

  2. The last 2 lines Jai, the last 2 lines are just perfect, for want of a better word.

  3. Awww you wrote my heart Jai!

    1. Wow thanks Sfoo 🙂

  4. Life is what you make it to be 🙂

    1. Yes it is 🙂

  5. We are all the architects of our journey…well written Jai.

    1. Thank You Janaki 🙂

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