Poetry Published in the FIVE:2: ONE # Sideshow Magazine -“House”(Micro poetry)

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)

of dust and pain

First Published in Poppy Road Review, September 2018 The slow effervescence the vaporizing effect of the sadness body losing itself to the thin air slowly and surely the mothball slowly giving it to the air its existence and its frailty and the deep sense of attachment the ephemeral bond between the existence and frailty the curled … Continue reading of dust and pain

An exercise in futility

Following the sham of a Senate hearing (Brett Kavanaugh Vs Dr. Christine Ford)for the last few days has made my blood boil with rage and anger.I'm appalled and enraged at its possible outcome. Be a ladylike, eye pleasing appearance enough to gulp down the lies down your swan bottled neck oh! only to be bejeweled … Continue reading An exercise in futility

Assaulted – Aurora Phoenix

Come read this poem from the talented Aurora Phoenix which paints the brutal face of our reality.

Whisper and the Roar

you were pushed from behind

I heard in the breathless notch

in your measured words

that catch

in your voice

the tremulous quaver

in your understated stand

I have felt those hands

(haven’t we all)

one knife-wielding

– in word or deed –

while the other lays claim

with eyes or clammy paws

to my plush backside

you are the embodiment

of cultured terror apparent

the carbon dated anguish

etched on your skin

your pain quivers

on articulated tips

of your educated tongue

I jump sky high

elbow cocked in self- defense

it fades yet never ebbs

that stretched rubber band

that inhabits cells

twangs unbidden

and we sproing!

he tantrums

spews vile rhetoric

wields his power

his privilege

in ways she would burn

at stake

would she dare give voice

were she to cry crocodile

her ovaries would fry

ahhh those tantrums

we choke down

swallow hot with rancid…

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Sweet notes of freedom

First Published in Visual Verse Vol 5 Chapter 11 My fingers incessantly plucking the strings as they draw the blood from my soul and plays on and on like a long-lost symphony, with truth lodged between my throat as I clutch my teeth together shredding it Oh! so gently   I move my fecund fingertips … Continue reading Sweet notes of freedom

The orphaned rain

First published in Vita Brevis Literature, September 2018 Those dainty droplets running over my windows and leaving a trail a residue of pain, what if the rain feels pain what if it reminisces of the long-lost company the melody of the wine tingling glasses getting slowly warmed near the old fireplace /that brooding pain/ that … Continue reading The orphaned rain

Poetry Published in The Writer’s Cafe Magazine

So delighted to know that one of my poems got selected by the editor Marie Lightman of The Writer's Cafe Magazine for Issue 12 of the magazine based on the theme "Truth and Lies". Please read my poem "Burden of Sanity".Please search for the poem on this page as all the poems are published on … Continue reading Poetry Published in The Writer’s Cafe Magazine

Fatal attraction

"Mysteries of attraction could not always be explained through logic. Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls became the very hinges that held them together.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter That insatiable thirst which rises from the depth of my soul and devours me like a wildfire this incessant need to be wrapped around … Continue reading Fatal attraction

Publishing Poetry is like Arranging a Marriage – Make it a Happy One

Come read this thoughtful and profound advice on how to get your work published in the literary world by the editor, Brian of the Vita Brevis Magazine.

Vita Brevis Press

Captureby Brian Geiger

If you’re here, you may have read this (or something like it, elsewhere):

We appreciate your submission. However, we’ve decided that your work isn’t a good fit for Vita Brevis, and we won’t be publishing it. But don’t be dissuaded–very few of our poets have been published on their first try! Read over some of our work, make sure your submission meets our exact guidelines, and then choose a new batch that you deem relevant. We make these decisions based on theme- and style-based criteria, so don’t take it personally! Thanks so much for your contribution! We hope to hear from you again.

We’re rooting for you,
The Vita Brevis Team

That’s a rejection email. Chances are, your first submission to Vita Brevis earned you one of these. If that’s the case, you’re in a pool of about 75%. Or maybe I only accepted one poem of the five you sent in for…

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Stranger

How the deforestation is affecting our wild life

Megha's World

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A stranger amongst us
An encroachment in the middle
you are snatching
away our sanctity
posing a danger to us
standing tall in the middle,
an imminent threat,
a mess to deal with,
we have build
tall picket fences around us
To keep us safely in
A rising nuisance in the
residential Spaces
We brought down
big and mighty woods
To weave our big mansion
To rest our tiny hearts in
in the comforts of the worldly sin
We should have just got you killed
Euthanized,
Tranquilized,
So we can sleep comfortably
in our cozy warm bed
nestled in the comforts of our big house
on the piece of land
we heartlessly and mercilessly
snatched and grasped
to call our own.

–Megha

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Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 5 Chapter 11 – “Sweet Notes of Freedom”

Every time I see my poem published in this coveted London/Berlin-based Literary Magazine edited by the Preeti Taneja, whose debut novel " We are that young" has won the coveted Desmond Elliot prize has taken the Literary world by storm, it fills me immense satisfaction and pride. Each month the editor challenges us with a … Continue reading Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 5 Chapter 11 – “Sweet Notes of Freedom”

Burden of Sanity

First published in Writer's Cafe Magazine Issue 12 "Truth and Lies" What is the burden of sanity he gleefully asks when the sane thoughts in your mind are paving a streamlined path a sluice, which carries the murky and turbid thoughts away from your heart so your soul can stay pure and serene   What is the … Continue reading Burden of Sanity

Poetry published in Poppy Road Review-“Of dust and Pain” and “Perspective”

Hello friends, So delighted to know that two of my poems have found a home in the Poppy Road Review. Many thanks to the editor, Sandy Benitez for supporting my work. Please read my poems "Of Dust and Pain" and "Perspective" and leave your valuable comments. Happy blogging! Megha Sood