NaPoWriMo : What Stories Would They Tell

Jaibala/ April 25, 2014/ Poetry/ 8 comments

The prompt for the NaPoWriMo today was, “And now, our (optional, as always) prompt! Peter Roberts has been participating in NaPoWriMo for several years now at his blog, Masonry Design. He has the charming and odd distinction of having only written poems about masonry. Today, I challenge you to do the same (for one day, at least), and to write a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like. If that sounds a bit hard, remember that one of Robert Frost’s most famous poems was about a wall. Happy writing!” Well I dont know If I am sticking to the prompt but here is my attempt. 




The yellow brick driveway,

Just like a promenade,

The doors have arches,

To make up the facade.


The windows shut tightly,

The walls coloured well,

I wonder if they could talk,

What stories would they tell.


Would they be happy,

Or would they be sad,

Would they reveal secrets,

And tales so bad.


Would they echo laughter,

Or painful cries,

Would they have heard music,

Or just lonely sighs.


Had they seen dancing,

Had they seen romance,

Or something brutal,

You wouldn’t want to glance.


Did they see hope,

Fulfilled destinies,

Did they see loss,

And crushed fantasies.


Doors, windows, walls,

The house that you dwell,

I wonder if they could talk,

What stories would they tell.



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. What stories indeed these walls could tell? 🙂 Lovely poem, Jai.

    1. So many stories they would have na. I wonder what would be their perspective. Thanks Nj 🙂

  2. Beautiful Jai. You and Pooja wrote on almost similar theme. I wonder why I didn’t even think about it. May be because I have lived in various houses and before the stories would mature, we move on to the next one. Still you do get attached to the walls, a certain corner, a balcony and leave your bits and pieces behind when you move on.

    1. I sometimes miss my favourite corner of my old house. I get that feeling too. However short your stay a house carries you, your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions and your memories for that period 🙂

  3. Awesome lovely…..beautiful write 🙂

    1. Thanks Preeths 🙂

  4. Nice poem. Well written!

    1. Thank You Vins 🙂

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