Risk

Have you taken the risk yet?

Megha's World

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You pour out your emotionsYou put your heart outin the hands of a new soulyou become vulnerable every minuteevery second you float

You have spoken from the deep corners of your heartyou are completely nakedIn front of a strangerstripped off your liesyou can't fake it even for a minute

 
His voice gives you voicehis heart gives you rhythmyour life glows on his brightnessIgnoring the naysayer's wisdom

 
Wearing your heart on your sleeveliving life in a heartbeatbraving the feelings to this cruel worldYou tap to the beat

 
You traded a heart for a heartSealed the deal with a kiss

Not knowing how long this will last

Now be ready to live with the risk

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This post is in response to the daily prompt Risky

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Mental Health Awareness Post (Regular Feature #1)

I applaud the efforts of my fellow blogger friend Varnika, who crafted a series to spread the awareness on Mental Disorders, and the social stigma around them. Do give it a read and spread the word.

Moonlighting Scrivener

Hello, everyone!
We can change the world, one word at a time. On this note, today, I’m going to do my bit by spreading awareness about mental health issues. I may not be qualified enough to decipher the intricacies of functionings of the human mind. However, I’m acutely aware that mental illnesses are still considered taboo in our society.

No one recognises, addresses, discusses or resdresses these problems. Yet, you’d be  surprised to know that mental illness is not a dirty secret to be always kept under wraps.

I have previously written about my experience and learning from my struggles with depression. There are many more such ailments like anxiety, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, disassociative identity disorder, even kleptomania, to name a few.

Surprisingly enough, these conditions can be plaguing even the most, to be politically correct, “normal” of people around us. Outwardly…

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Static

Have you ever tried to Stifle your pain?

Megha's World

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A stifled voice
still mumbling
but choked by
memories
in the numbed mind

A mind
deeply
disturbed
by the atrocities
witnessed by eyes
carved deep inside

A pair of eyes
gazing from emptiness
in heart
to nothing
simply living
an onerous plight

A heart tired
and burdensome
seeking reprieve
from the burdensome
reality weaved by the mind

A mind with thoughts
obliterated
in the
wanton knowledge
of the malicious body

A body withered and dragged
scraped and bloodied
holding onto the
last dregs of sanity
for his soul, so kind

A static soul
frozen on time
bounded
by the memories
and the pain
undefined.

Static is the pain
Undefined.

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This post is in response to the daily prompt Static

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Guest Submissions Sought for the Go Do Go Café February Theme: Ursula K. Le Guin

Look what’s brewing in GoDogGo cafe.Be a part of it.

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Steve Fuller has been encouraging the Baristas to develop monthly themes for the Go Dog Go Cafe’s Baristas and guest writers to use as a springboard for their creativity, much like the Chef’s use a unifying ingredient on Iron Chef or Chopped.

We will be launching this “ingredient for the month” concept in February in way that let’s us honor the great writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who we lost earlier this week after an amazing life of writing and inspiring adults and children around the world with her powerful storytelling, poetry, and essays.  We challenge all of you to write a poem, essay, reflective piece, story, flash fiction that honors her, is inspired by a favorite LeGuin story, or dives into the mind of a character in one of her books.  You pick, she is your main ingredient.

If you decide to take us up on our monthly challenge, please submit…

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Only if you knew!

This is so awesome. So many life lessons and clarity on a single page.

DatOneLady

The Goal is not to be Successful , The Goal is to be Valuable.

Once you are valuable, Instead of chasing after success,

It would attract itself  to you.

                         –  BOSSBABE

Do you know?

That you are responsible for your actions.

Do you know?

That ignorance is not an excuse.

Do you know?

That the saying “What you don’t know would not kill you”

Is an excuse for those that are not ready to learn?

Do you know?

That knowledge is power!

Do you know?

You are who you think you are and who you see yourself to be?

Do you know?

You are addressed the way you are dressed?

Do you know?

That the way you present/carry yourself, is the way people perceive you to be?

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.

One helps you make a living;

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Poetry feature in Indian periodical magazine

Hey blogging family, I'm happy to share with you that one of my poems got published in the Indian periodical magazine today. I really appreciate the effort of the editor of the magazine for supporting the works of the writer/poets in the literary world. Go, check them out. Here is the link to my poem Brotherhood Thanks … Continue reading Poetry feature in Indian periodical magazine

State of my mind

Incoherent Undefined Unobstructed Or refined Lost in the vision the state of my mind Tangled in thoughts Free from fear Broken into pieces rolled in blood and smeared appalled by the atrocities yet continues to exist sanctity underlined Reserved yet teeming with thoughts forgotten faint melodies feeling so distraught clutching tight the memories living in … Continue reading State of my mind

Last call

We all are waiting for that final call, aren't we? “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” ― Isaac Asimov What are you made up of strong metallic armor with a toned body covered with a warm beating supple heart and love undefined Did that iota of the primordial gell still … Continue reading Last call

Sky

This poem is fourth in the anthology of the poems based on the five elements. Please read the previous ones, if you haven't. Space--The Space element represents the sky, but inside our body, represents the exit points - like ears, nostrils, and mouth. According to our Hindu culture, once the soul exits the body after death … Continue reading Sky

Depression-A Killer

Read to know how depression is a killer not just a state of mind.

Penny Wilson Writes

How long will this subject remain in the shadows?  How long will it have such a stigma attached to it that people dare not even use the word ‘Depression’?

Life has no value to depression.  EVERY DAY 121 Americans commit suicide.  50% of those people suffered from depression.

More than 38,000 people a year commit suicide.  Yet 80 to 90% of those that seek help for depression are helped  using therapy and/or drugs.

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Broken promises- Megha Sood

Poetry feature on Whisper and the Roar. Read to know what broken promises are made of.

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Broken Promises

String of broken promises

and false hopes

makes our story

A succession of lies

built on the pyre of the dead truths

because you didn’t keep the promise

You surrendered to the patriarchy

You stirred and dissolved all the hope and love

in your infected vial of anger

You cannot save me again

because you didn’t keep the promise

Don’t you dare

ask me to look at the blinding light again

pushing again me against my boundaries

asking me to breathe against my wishes

because you didn’t keep the promise

You kept the stinking lies

tucked under false pretenses

I rose from the ashes

just to be burned alive on the pyre again

You can’t  keep weaving the same

web of deceit again

Don’t you dare

because you didn’t keep the promise

The more of you try to hide it

It spreads the infection more

The more you smirk

the…

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Air

This poem is third in the anthology of poems based on the five elements. Please read the others if you haven't yet. Air--The Air element represents the air, wind, cyclones, and tornadoes. But in our body, it comprises the breathing pattern and the gases moving inside our body. “Your omnipresence is marvelous! I breathe and you … Continue reading Air

Exceptional

Are humans really the Dominant race?

Megha's World

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Buried under the dearth of painLies, suffering, hatred, and lossWe humans as a species we continue to survive.Every day we overcomethe fear of discrimination,misogyny ,clash of the religions, morals, and valuesand still, we continue to surviveAll the bloodthirst and the violencethe numbness which the soul goes throughthe dried trail of tearsand a hopeless and dim humanityand still, we continue to surviveLiving under the false pretensesurrounded by all the hatredcheating and the betrayal and love being lost in the rampant chaosand still, we continue to survive

Compassion and threadbare empathylost all its meaningFalse hopes and lip sympathycontinue to reign and still, we continue to survive

Riding the food chain
and dominating the world 
Threatening and corrupting the nature
sucking the nature till it dries up
and still we continue to survive
We…

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Fire

This poem is first in the anthology of poems based on the five elements. Fire -- The fire element represents all forms of heart and energy like sun, volcanos, and mines in nature.Inside our body, body heat and digestive juices are forms of fire.Wherever energy is in abundance, it is the fire element at work. “It’s too bad if … Continue reading Fire

The Five Elements (An anthology of poems)

Hello, My blogging family, Lately, I have been thinking of starting my next anthology of poems but couldn't find a suitable theme to work on. After a lot of thinking and tossing my ideas around, I finally thought, why not to do an anthology on something which is omnipresent, which every single human is composed of, namely, … Continue reading The Five Elements (An anthology of poems)

Reverse

Do you have a Strategy for living your life?

Megha's World

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In my next life, I want to live my life backward. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!

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