Questions Bound {A Collaborative Poem}

The National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) is an annual challenge that happens in the month of April and asks participating poets to write a poem each day for 30 Days.


The sun, the stars,
The sky limitless abound,
I had all my answers,
Until the questions bound.

Will the light darken?
Will the memories fade?
Will the hopes remain?
Or begin to soon fade.

Past and present,
Key to the future,
All squandered,
A moment to suture.

Tangled is this web,
Just a moment it took,
What I had known,
Now leaves me shook.

Should I move on now?
Or take a walk back?
Or take another path,
Very much a new track.

Questions hovering,
Answers still unknown,
In my search now,
Why do I feel alone?

This is a poetic collaboration! Three verses were written by me, and three by my friend Jaibala Rao.
It was fun, and I think we might do a collaborative poem again soon.

(© 12th April 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

8 thoughts on “Questions Bound {A Collaborative Poem}”

  1. 🙂

    This somehow struck a chord in my heart. Almost like you strung in words the exact thoughts in my mind…

    Beautiful poem Leo & Jaibala 🙂

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