NaPoWriMo, Day 7 : Serendipity


Today’s challenge was to write a poem on luck and fortuitousness. For this we had to make lists on things lost, things found and choose one out of those and write a poem connecting it.

Writing this poem brought back some beautiful memories of days bygone, of childhood and mom’s daily letters to me when I was away at boarding school.

I truly enjoyed writing this poem. Hope you enjoy reading it as much.


Last summer,

I lost a diary

In golden letters –

On it’s black cover,

was engraved “1999′.

It had a few laughs,

A few forgotten tears,

Some celebrations,

And my biggest fears,

It had mom’s recipes,

And some of grandmother’s too,

Mom’s advice on life,

And how I felt on becoming a wife!


I searched all over,

Under the beds and in the drawers,

Rummaged through the cupboards,

And the cardboard boxes in the store.

But nowhere did I find it!

Tucked away in the far corner,

A dusty, old, briefcase lay,

Long unopened, slightly broken,

Filled with my little sister’s treasures-

A rusted silver medal,

A collection of erasers,


A long, handwritten, letter

Never posted,

Neatly folded,

Signed off ,

“Love you always”



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5 responses to “NaPoWriMo, Day 7 : Serendipity”

  1. Oaks to Acorns Avatar

    Oh! What a lovely job you’ve done with the prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much. I am so happy you liked it😊


  2. Archana Avatar

    Beautifully penned smitha..truly enjoyed reading it..👍


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank u Archana. The rest of your comment on whats app made it complete😊


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