NaPoWriMo : Without Doubt

Jaibala/ April 19, 2014/ Poetry

The prompt for the NaPoWriMo today was, Today I challenge you to write a ruba’i. What’s that? Well, it’s a Persian form — multipe stanzas in the ruba’i form are a rubaiyat, as in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Basically, a ruba’i is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA. Robert Frost’s famous poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening uses this rhyme scheme. You can write a poem composed of one ruba’i, or try your hand at more, for a rubaiyat. Happy writing! ” A new form for me once again. I am getting excited learning all these new things. Here is my attempt.



 You asked me a question one day,

“Please tell me if you may,

Aren’t they your beshtest friends,

Tell me Am I too, pray?”


The answer was right there ,

And I knew I was being fair,

When I said “You are too,

Never question that , don’t you dare.”


It really doesn’t matter me,

If I have know you now or for an eternity,

All I know is I’ll have you for ever,

Friends for always we will be.


Make sure you hold on tight,

We may have to stand and fight,

They and you make me strong,

And together you all make me right.


Always know I’d do the best I can,

Stand by you, lend a hand,

Be everything a friend can be,

Also be forever your fan.


My words are lost without you near,

I cannot think or write, I fear,

I worry and I miss you,

Never doubt that I hold you dear.


So this one is written for a Vinay aka Leo whose blog I Rhyme without Reason is super awesome. (Be sure to check it out).  So he has been like my Inspiration, Mentor, Friend and sometimes even Blackmailer (if warranted).


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