Monday 2 April 2018

Blessed forever: A Ballad (Letters from the Soul #2)

She crossed the plains and the verdant meadow
Whispered a prayer under the shade of a tree
Her gait, now tired and slow
Her hands heavy with baggage three.

Uneven breathing; no help at sight
The sweltering afternoon turns deaf ear to her misery
Her hope shriveled with weariness and thirst
From the curse of her life, she wanted to be free.

She struggled to walk into the yonder
Till she fell unconscious again;
She looked at the sky with wonder
When her senses got revived in the rain.

The petrichor was the balm to her ache
She picked her baggage and began walking
When someone called her from the back
She saw a lad in her direction, running.

"Miss, may I be of some help?", he asked
She nodded as he took two bags from her hand
Amid drizzles and the long journey, they talked
About everything in each other's world.

In a few hours, they reached the destination
She bid goodbye to the guiding spirit
With him and the Divine, she felt a vivid connection
"I am blessed forever", she finally believed.

© Purba Chakraborty 

Note: This is a ballad. Ballad is a poem that is typically arranged in quatrains with the rhyme scheme ABAB. Ballads are usually narrative, which means they tell a story. 


  1. Hari OM
    Angels come in all guises! YAM xx

  2. One helping hand is all we need to make this life seem beautiful and easy. I have not yet tried writing a ballad. Hopefully, by the end of this challenge.

    Nicely done Purba.

    Bodylicious @NamySaysSo

  3. Lovely poem, Purba. Emotion & spirituality beautifully blended with a sprinkle of social message. :)

  4. Beautifully weaved love, I kept anticipating on eagerness what happens next 😁

  5. Lovely poem, well done.

  6. Like how you have woven the ballad so effortlessly and this is lovely. When the going gets tough, then the tough gets going. It conveys so much in a package! Beautifully done.

    1. Thank you so much Shweta. Glad you liked it dear :)

  7. Okay, I'm reading a ballad for the first time, I think and all I k ow is that ABAB, but it's lovely, Purba. I like rhymes so, a ballad is definitely appealing to me and you did a good job. A helping hand is often enough for you to reach your destination, conquer your dreams and you have beautifully portrayed that.

    1. Thank you so much, Anmol. I am glad you liked it :)

  8. Lovely poem, nicely done. I like how you have gone with different Poetry forms for your challenge.


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