And the day has finally arrived which marks the book launch of my writings alongside other talented and brave writers. It's not just a book but mission to raise the awareness about sexual abuse survivors through prose, poetry, and art. Really thankful to the editors Christine E. Ray, Candice Louisa, Kindra M Austin, and Rachel … Continue reading Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced
Dear blogging family, I can't contain my excitement as I share the news of my acceptance in the directory of poets maintained by the Poets and Writers (pw.org). Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the USA's largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, … Continue reading Acceptance in the Directory of Poets and Writers aka Pw.org
I feel humble and delighted to see my poem featured in this esteemed journal. This marks a new chapter in my journey of being a writer. KOAN -one of the literary magazines hosted by the esteemed Paragon Press. As they describe themselves "The Paragon Press is an up-and-coming literary publishing house that is home of The Paragon … Continue reading Poetry published in KOAN ( Paragon Press)- “Tourniquet”
So happy and delighted to see my poem "Acceptance" in the online magazine " Life in 10 minutes".Life in 10 minutes is an initiative started by Valley Haggard, a recipient of 2014 Theresa Pollak Prize and a 2015 Style Weekly Women in the Arts Award. Life in 10 minutes is a challenge to express your … Continue reading Poetry Published in Life in 10 minutes-“Acceptance”
Dear blogging family, I could not contain my excitement to share this news that my first micro poetry along with spoken word got published in the #Sidehow part of the coveted FIVE:2: One Magazine. They are one of the esteemed Literary magazines referred to by Poets &Writers aka pw.org.I'm really thankful to the editor in chief, … Continue reading Poetry Published in the FIVE:2: ONE # Sideshow Magazine -“House”(Micro poetry)
You know you have hit a milestone in your poetry when you get published in a poetry magazine as esteemed as Dime Show review. Dime Show Review is a curated collection of poetry and fiction featuring poets and authors from around the globe. Each story or poem is paired with a photograph taken by one … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dime Show Review – Heritage
How do you feel when the poetry magazine which you have been in awe of since the day of their inception and have spent countless hours reading their poems and admiring the talent of the writers published on their site has agreed to publish your poem? I fell elated and top of the world since … Continue reading Poetry published in the Vita Brevis Magazine- Impressions
First published in Modern Literature, July 2018 “I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar How the feeling of emptiness devours and takes me in like an empty nest and a hole in … Continue reading Nothing
Dear blogging family, I'm feeling elated and top of my world to hear that my poem "My Victory Song" got the 1st place in the "NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest" among the 10 shortlisted finalists. The award function will take place on June 09,2018. I would really like to thank … Continue reading 1st place winner at “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest”
“Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche We all are trying to touch the bottom of the madness the absolute end to visualize how far we can stretch our insanity and how much it can take the pressure and survive till it breaks down and shatters into small bits of craziness and false … Continue reading We are poets
"Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique." --Anonymous Between the threads of reality and threads of our vivid dreams we weave our fabric of life embellish it with our achievements flaunting around with pride and we don't … Continue reading Fabric
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close … Continue reading Comparison
“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” ― Oscar Wilde Oh! how fleeting it was how softly it made me blush left my heart feeling so sanguine a feathered touch that soft subtle feeling those fleeting glances and catching them through the corner of the eyes I'm trying to hide that feeling so fervently where it … Continue reading Fleeting romance
This poem is in continuation of my micro poetry. Read Salvation. As I dance till my feet bleed the sweat pour out of my body as tears of my soul I dance till I drop dead As I sing from my heart till my voice turns coarse and harsh and every word, every syllable touches … Continue reading My Salvation
Come, read my serenade for love... The waxing and the waning of my beautiful moon spreading that warm soothing beautiful moonlight which calms my devils and heals my sores from within The ethereal timeless beauty you adorn you keep changing from the crescent to the gibbous keeps playing with my heart Oh! so chivalrous … Continue reading Serenade
Between the spaces of my heartbeats I have knitted you a home Come sit and feel cozy nestled deep in the embrace of my soul oozing with the overflowing love that elixir gushing out of every single pore of my self dripping from the fingertips Come, get washed up in the fountain of sweet milk and honey … Continue reading Between
Hello, my blogging family, As they say that "Pen is mightier than the sword" and being a poet/blogger we all know about the mesmerizing and strong impression our words can make on the lives of the people around us. On the eve of the World poetry day, I would like to wish all my bloggers/writers/poets of … Continue reading Social Evils ( An Anthology)
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato Hello, my blogging family, This next series of poems I'm trying to write is an ode to poetry. I just wanted to write … Continue reading Lifecycle of a poem ( An anthology)
I call this the necessary transformation the inevitable change the unavoidable incident when I lay my heart bare and you ripped it to shreds I gathered the pieces weaved a chrysalis out of it and stayed inside till I came out as a butterfly from the battered caterpillar you left me to be --Megha Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash … Continue reading Metamorphosis
“how sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet” ― Robert Browning Hidden between the pages of my favorite book or lying as crushed petals between those folds scenting and filling up my senses will all the nostalgia all the days and nights there have been and many more Sleeping quietly as … Continue reading Nostalgia
Poetry feature of Whisper and the roar. Go, check it out and let me know your precious feedback.
Have you ever been scarred by the moonlight?
Have you ever been scared to death,
by your big dreams?
Have you ever been scratched
and clawed by the angels?
Ripping your soul apart
as your hope dangles.
Have you ever get burned by the holy water,
left writhing and seething in pain?
Have you ever been torched by love,
left burning and crushing your hopes in vain?
Have you ever been blinded by a rainbow,
and left in the dark to wander?
Have you ever been duped by the trust
of the people you encountered?
Have you ever been succumbed
by the fragrance of the rose?
Does the proximity of someone
scrapes you a little more?
Does the calmness in the moment
drives you crazy?
Does the feel of dewdrops
blisters your skin easy?
Have you ever felt jaded by
the squeals and laughs of everyone around?
Do you still…
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Poetry Feature on Whisper and the Roar. Come read and let me know how you feel.
My soul flinches at the
very mention of your name
My fingers tremble in the night
as I recall the nightmare
like a bad movie
stuck on the reels
I want to scrape the
memory of yours
want to mask it with the
empty memories of
the stench of your
has suffocated me
for so long
has left an abyss in my soul
even if I’m blinded
by the goodness
of the light surrounding me
you still can manage
to cast a shadow
and eclipse my heart
with all the pain
I have been
hiding all along
the shivering, trembling
and those seizures of
never seems to slow down
feel of your touch
which scarred my soul
has left a deep impression
which I so want to ignore
Not a single day passes
when I wish your
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Yes, I'm not a virgin anymore when you cracked me open like halves of walnuts stuffed me with stories of yore Yes, I'm not a virgin anymore your curiosity has pried open my frigid heart left numb to the core those fingers racing up and down searching for the scars I adore Yes I'm not … Continue reading Not a virgin
..and Now officially I’m a barista at the GoDogGo cafe. Yay!!
You may have noticed that we have been shining up the counters at the Go Dog Go Cafe, debuting some new menu items and adding some new writers to our Barista and Regular Contributor Rosters. It is a new year at the Go Dog Go Cafe and we are really excited about the direction the Cafe is going.
We are committed to the Go Dog Go Cafe’s Mission of providing a warm, inviting and inspiring gathering space for building a healthy and supportive writing community. We will be pairing excellent original writing from our Baristas, Regular Contributors and Guest Baristas with a mix of special features that explore the writing life, including our new feature Ask A Barista, where we will tackle your writing and blogging questions and give feedback on your works in progress.
We are happy to have founding Baristas Steve Fuller and Gina Gallyot back on a…
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"If one day I am given a moment in solitude with you. I will trample the two worlds underfoot and dance forever." --Rumi Moments of solitude Not a drop of conversation my heart speaking to yours it doesn't need any introduction If only I could steal the moment from the past savor it and keep … Continue reading Musical box
When the gold melts into the sea and flares up every burning desire in you and me when the sun dips the toes into the heart of the ocean and I seep slowly into your soul, my love Where the darkness engulfs and wraps us in the eternal love and nothing can keep us apart we are … Continue reading Sunset
I'm so elated and excited to tell you that one of my poems got published in the Visual Verse. for January 2018. Visual Verse is a collaboration. An anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. Go, check it out and let me know your precious feedback. Here is the link to my poem "Mirage". Thanks a million … Continue reading Poetry feature on Visual Verse
Third time is a charm, they say. Got my third poem published on the literary collective GoDogGocafe.
Check it out and shower your love on it!
Failed virtues of the people today
nothing can be fixed
going to church every day
and I’m pious
and we still have our fingers
dipped in the blood
of our desires
What makes you more saintly than me I ask
Oh! I pray and confess twice in the last pass
I repent my sins
and donate to charity
to evade taxes
cause I can’t stand in the stinky lines
of the soup kitchen
to feel those empty glances
I’m looking at the God
and still stripping you with my eyes
they say I’m a man of cloth
who has burned every desire
Lighting up candles
kneeling to make my wishes come true
I can kill a person’s desire to live
but I can make a saint out of you.
Reading the holy scriptures
and accepting the truth in the gospel
we are camouflaging so beautifully
hiding the devil…
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“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ---From an Irish headstone” Lying on the top shelf covered with layers of time still, has their character carrying their worries from moments of time They smiled when he slipped into them wilted when they left aged with the feet for … Continue reading Old shoes
Hello, my blogging family, Recently I started working on my anthology of poems about the seven deadly sins. However, it started with me writing a poem about jealousy and while I was nearing the end of it, it just crossed my mind to do the whole series about the seven deadly sins. I’ve never worked on an anthology before … Continue reading Seven Deadly sins( An anthology of poems)
Hey my blogging family,
I’m in seventh heaven today as one of my poems again got published on the literary collective GoDogGo cafe. Go check it out.
The sparkle in her eyes
as she sees him
the peaceful glean in her eyes
as he steps back in the household
It brings happiness
etched in her wrinkles
from her crow’s-feet
A new wave of life and energy
flows through her old veins
the flash of happiness
through her cracked lips
the glow on her face
can put the sun to shame
The eternal wait and
constant worrying has
finally, come to an end
the moment he walks in
Her whole world is there
right at the moment
He is her epicenter again.
Her old bones have been
re-energized with the flow of
her love and passion
her instincts have been resurrected
from the deep slumber, they were in.
she again becomes
the epitome of care
making her mission
to shower her love
and gently wash away all his pain
Well, nothing can compare
the ecstasy of…
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We, humans, have the proclivity to shut down emotionally in a state of emotional crisis.We all feel that we are safeguarding ourselves from all the pain and angst by keeping the help at bay and downplaying the hurt we are going through. It takes a lot of courage to open to someone and to share your deep emotional thoughts with people around us. We all feel very vulnerable by doing so, but are we really keeping us safe this way?
Rise up to the light the light you deserve don't give up on your perfect imperfections Your scars, flaws, weakness are the marks of beauty in your life unique as a snowflake a beauty undefined There is no replacement don't you dare surrender your broken lines on your face is the map to the lost … Continue reading Rise
Are you wearing one today or are you the reason for someone wearing their own?
Is your soul perfectly round, chiseled and shaped to perfection? Are you not rough around the edges anymore, and all your flaws have been smoothed? Did they cover and caulk all the holes in it? Sanded and brushed so that no sin can seep in and polished you with love masking all the defects. Have … Continue reading Chiseled
“In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ” ― John Bunyan Was is the emptiness in your heart that made you pray tonight Was is it the loneliness which made you look up in his eyes Were you looking for ways to absolve your sins Was it … Continue reading Why do you pray?
Aww! the tiny little feet stomping up and down they run through the forest as if they own this part of town He carries a lanky stick in his hand and beats the bushes aloud climb and jumps anywhere and waves his leafy flag around Roaring and beating the bush to make way … Continue reading Mushroom
How many times have you been mistaken for someone else in a crowd or when you are missing someone so dearly that you are constantly looking for bits of him in other people.I guess " The out of sight, out of mind" analogy doesn't work for the people who are longing for their lost ones.Love always leaves a deep impression on your soul, which is hard to forget. Love reflects in mysterious ways.
“If music be the food of love, play on" ― William Shakespeare He played a riff on my soul where all emotions danced to his tunes and my heart swayed to his strings He looked me in my eyes and the world stopped turning He played the chords and strung my heart along my heart … Continue reading Riff
Depression is real.It's not just a fleeting thought; its a disease. No amount of distraction around you can cure your sadness.No amount of beauty around you can make your heart happy.Sadness is monochrome.The following free verse reflects the same feeling.
“A drop of ink may make a million think.” ― George Gordon Byron How do you know what you are writing is coming from your heart? How do you know what you are writing will resonate with the readers and they will be able to understand the true meaning hidden behind the words. Well, I … Continue reading Are you writing from heart?
“If light is in your heart You will find your way home.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi What do you call a home? Where you lose yourself your soul rests in peace or is a place of refuge from the anger, hurt, pain and anxiety and all things evil What do you call a home? where you … Continue reading What do you call a home?
Silences between the conversation the most beautiful feeling The pause where the world stops but the feeling flows eternally Silence of the heart The rhythm to which the heart beats untuned with the chaos of the world paired only with him Raindrops are mute too but touches you whole as they make a … Continue reading Silence- A beautiful conversation
“An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.” ― Oscar Wilde He is an imposter, a fake. Who hides his true identity but reflects the feelings and emotions of the person he is portraying in the purest form. Someone who takes the form of a person, thoughts, … Continue reading Who is an artist?
Those beautiful lines etched on your skin The art speaking for itself Emotions oozing out from each Drop of Ink And pain screaming from each twist and turn Every stroke of the pen defines you Every twist of the nip Glorifies you Your beauty needs no jewels You are adorned by them Playing shamelessly Around … Continue reading Tattoo
A friendly gentle face Laced with kindness and love showing and pouring her heart out to you Makes you feel be loved A stern and a strict teacher who dispenses life lessons will give you the toughest obstacles but will hold you when you fall Though she may have a sleek body frame but as athletic … Continue reading Who is a mother?
From the stars we came, and to the stars we return. ― Jack Campbell, Relentless Yes this could be the truth The moment you are waiting for The quest for life The unveiling we all been waiting for You wait for this to happen To happen all your life Heart has been pounding Ears listening … Continue reading The circle
Clear your heart of all the damning thoughts Wipe your mind of all the sad memories; Clean up your life all of the bad experience; Cleanse your soul with the purity of love; Undo all the bad deeds done all these years; Unlive the horrible experiences of life; Un-learn the sad truths of the world; … Continue reading How to be a child again?
Have you ever felt so connected to a person that the mere presence of him in a room will fill you with passion? Even though he is not near you, he can immerse you in his soulful presence. Your heart starts beating to his rhythm and your eyes are desperately waiting for the glance where you connect. The following post encompasses that feeling. Read the following post and let me know how you feel about it.
Those shimmering lights
every flicker of light
falling on me.
a new poem,
a new love,
caressing a new emotion
every time I look at you
those ripples in the pond
speaks of my love for you.
First Published in the Ariel Chart How the fear of the unknown births in the corner of my heart Does the burning candle know its destiny? Does the kite flying soaring high in the skies knows that exact moment it will face the ground or does the fish fear for the brutal face of the … Continue reading Unknown
My piece featured on the Free Verse Revolution based on December theme Hope
I can hold your hands till you bleed
till your soul is absolved
of all the sins and predilections
till your skin is wiped clean
off all the scars
and voice is cleansed
from all the expletives
to get the searing pain
washed off your soul
I can wait
till the blood is wiped off
cleansed and scrubbed off
from every single pore of your wretched skin
we can hope for the love
we can hope for the light
but the battles are never won
it is an unending fight
I can hold you in my thoughts
till the crimson sun
bleeds in the skies
and the horizon is tainted red
with its scars
I can wait for you till the ashen moon
rubs off the scars of its face and
renders itself pure
I can wait till time finds its wriggling tale and
bites it deep.
I can wait…
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This fills me with happiness to see that two of my poems have been featured on the Madness Muse Press Blog. I"m really thankful to the associate editor Chani Zwibel to have given me the opportunity. Madness Muse was founded in 2016 as a means to publish writing with sociopolitical learnings.Currently it is press dedicated … Continue reading Two poems published in the Madness Muse Press Blog-“Broken” and “Immigrant”
First Published on Life in 10 minutes I can taste the metallic taste of an unsung song lodged in my throat when the sourness of the stale words and verse have sat long enough out in the night it carries the taste of the doom the sadness mixed within gives it a tart taste like … Continue reading Time burns slowly