The Stone

Jaibala/ August 3, 2014/ Poetry/ 30 comments

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 48; the forty-eighth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.


The stone so silent,

Standing tall,

What does it say,

To us all,


Does it atone,

A life, long lived?

Or attests to

Duties did,


Or cries for,

Lost chances,

Rues lost dreams,

Unfulfilled romances,


The stone

Is it a testimony

To life

Or its apology?

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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. I didn’t know what it was about till you told me of course 🙂 but I did enjoy the poem and wish you the best of luck with the votes Jai.

    1. Since you say you liked it, I will take that as a positive 🙂

  2. That’s a thoughtful poem! Wish you win this time! Good luck!

    Someone is Special

    1. Thank You. I am really glad that you liked it. And thank you for the vote of confidence, the appreciation means a lot. 🙂

        1. Thank you 😀

  3. I love your take on Apology…

    1. Thank You 🙂

  4. Yes…. Indeed……A commemoration stone must be knowing a lot of secrets. Good luck for BAT.
    here is my entry,Love, Apology, Death & Wedding

    1. I always wonder about the story behind it. 🙂

  5. loved it. So much in a simple stone…. 🙂

    1. Fathima Thanks a lot 🙂

  6. poignant poem, short but holds great depth
    Letter Of Apology

    1. Thanks Cifar 🙂

  7. A beautiful description of emotions and feelings that can be associated to stones. A very thoughtful piece 🙂

    1. Thank You Ash 🙂

  8. ah! so much poetry in a stone!!
    poignant and kind of made me sit back and think.
    beautifully done Jai 🙂

    1. Thanks Pixie 🙂

  9. you have observed it well …

    1. Thank you Biks 🙂

  10. A stone can invoke so many thoughts…and feelings. Nicely done Jai

    1. Thanks Sid. Sometimes the most simplest of things make us stop and think. 🙂

  11. So poignant. And very well composed 🙂 Good Luck for BAT48!
    My Entry for BAT48

    1. Thank You very much. 🙂

  12. So much poetry in a stone ! Admire the way you have woven the philosophy with something as simple as the stone. Sometimes I too wonder what the stones tell us about the people who left them behind. All the best for BAT 🙂

    1. Thank You Sreeja. I am really glad you liked it. And somethings just make us stop and think dont they 🙂

  13. Hmm.. liked it, however found the end rather abrupt. May be I should read it again after some time.

    1. I am Glad you liked it. Do let me know what you think. 🙂

  14. Thought provoking poem, Jaibala. Happy Friendship Day:)

    1. Wish you a Happy Friendship day too Vishal 🙂

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