Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Care and warmth
Offered she with
Motherly love, when
Patiently showered, it
Armoured the orphan
Silently and calmly
She empathized with
Its misfortune, gradually
Overcoming, her boy
Nestled in peace

Compassion (Acrostic Short Story/prose)

Care and warmth, the orphan needed very badly. The earthquake had changed his life completely. Just a day ago, he was like any other kid, loved by his parents.

Offering all her love, the fair lady protected him day after day. She had found him lying unconscious under the rubbles, bleeding.

Mother! Mother! he screamed when he awoke. He found himself in a tent filled with lots of injured people.

Patiently, she tried to console him. When he realised what had happened, he stared at the roof constantly, showing no emotions at all.

As days passed, his wounds started to heal but the scar would remain with him forever.

Shivered he, even when the climate was warm. Starved was he, though the kind lady fed him sumptously.

She empathized with the boy's misfortune and how his life had taken a turn. She was always with him, telling stories, singing sweet songs and trying to do everything possible to make him smile.

In due time, he began to come to terms and let off all the emotions he had locked within him. Wailing uncontrollably, the child accepted the truth.

Overcoming the fact was very tough. But the boy had renewed respect towards this generous lady who had adopted him and treated him like her own son. She saw in him, her baby, she had lost a decade ago.

Nestled in her bosom, the boy slept in peace. He soon grew to become a confident, young man who did well in life.

-written for Acrostic Only and Acrostic Short story ( Prompt 7)


  1. I love this duo Vidya ... will email you some ideas.

  2. @Amias - That's great! waiting for them:)

  3. Wow.That was good.I liked the acrostic.Will be a regular visitor.Thanks

  4. wow..its the first time ive read an acrostic narrative story..the story was really sad but has a great reminds me of the Haiti tragedy since her mother died due to an earthquake >_

    (P.S. if you'll reply to this comment..pls. put it in my blog's comment box so that i can update my comments :D)

  5. @ KP: Glad you liked it:) If you enjoy reading acrostics, you should give a vist to "". A very nice site featuring lots of poems..

  6. Thankyou Ayu..This was my first attempt of an acrostic story. And, as a coincidence, I wrote this after reading an article about how, many orphans who were to be adopted, had been stranded due to the Haiti earthquake..
    yes, its sad..
    PS: have put this up in ur comment box too!

  7. @vidya: thanks you :) glad to hear your acrostic're so amazing to compose that inspired by what was currently happening to Haiti victims..its like a featured article in an acrostic way...very good attempt i must say x)
    (P.S. if you'll reply to this comment..pls. put it in my blog's comment box so that i can update my comments :D)

  8. Hey that was so very touching and extremely gripping story! I liked the narrative style too.You have a flair for stories and you better write more.

  9. Story-writing is new to me. Im glad you liked it..After reading beautiful stories from writers like yourself, Im glad im improving