April is the most awaited month for all the poets across the world as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month by writing a poem each day to the prompts hosted by various platforms.

I’ve surprised myself this time by penning down 63 poems during the last one month!

I followed the prompts of four platforms this year:

–ArtoonsInn Poetry Parlour NaPoWriMo challenge

–napowrimo.net managed by Maureen

–Penmancy 15 days micropoetry challenge

–Asian Literary Society’s 7 day poetry challenge

Many a times I felt like I may not be able to continue but I realized that poetry was the only solace in this month of mayhem and agony. A lot was happening at the personal front with family and friends going through a lot of suffering but poetry kept me sane.

That one hour of writing and stealing few minutes every now and then to read fellow writers, was a true source of strength that helped me stabilize my senses and regain my balance to brace the numerous calls and messages of sad news.

I thank everyone whose support or verses or words of encouragement to my posts helped me achieve the biggest milestone of my writing career!

I ended my poetic marathon with this poem yesterday.

Poem Title: I trust, we shall overcome

I know the night is darker than ever

I know we feel trapped forever

But I trust in the mighty rays of Sun

This too shall pass,

This too we shall overcome

I know the agony is unbearable,

I know the losses have been immense,

But I trust in the acumen of our race

This too shall pass,

This too we shall overcome

Uncertainty happens to be the only certainty,

Isolation emerges as the icon of closeness,

But I trust the strength of our prayers,

This too shall pass,

This too we shall overcome

The world seems crumbling down

The humanity’s wrapped in fear

But I trust in the benevolence of Lord,

This too shall pass,

This too we shall overcome

©Vandana Bhasin