How to start a conversation?

First Published in the Oddball Magazine Sun on my neck speaks of its warm presence and lift the veil of the darkness like that cup of that warm leftover milk curdled like my thoughts sitting and getting consummated by the fall of the day and soon the night will come bearing the shadows of the … Continue reading How to start a conversation?

We Will Not Be Silenced – Launch Tomorrow!

This is happening today from 4-7pm EST… Come join the event to know more about the book and the people who made it possible.

Whisper and the Roar

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault, Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay and Art is in the best seller #1 position for Poetry Anthologies and the #1 New Release in Women’s Poetry on Amazon!

Please, if you have not yet purchased a copy, consider doing so for someone else if not for yourself. You can even purchase to give to a shelter or rape crisis center. We deliberately kept the cost low so most could afford a copy and the message in this incredible anthology would be spread.

We Will Not Be Silenced is going to have the first of several events tomorrow November 30 on Facebook if you are able to attend and whilst there, if you want to join We Will Not Be Silenced on Facebook and the accompanying site, Sisters of Indigo Light

We Will Not Be Silenced is…

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Pay It Forward Thursday- November 29, 2018

Spread some love and cheer by giving a shout-out to the best piece you have read last week or so.

Go Dog Go Café

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The baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe are big fans of Pay It Forward Thursdays. We think it is a great opportunity to give a shout-out to another writer who has wowed us or creatively inspired us.  However, Pay It Forward Thursday has not been getting a lot of love lately, which we think is a shame. Dear reader, you are losing out on some great writing! We’ve decided to shake things up a little and the baristas will be reblogging our Pay It Forward picks for the week directly onto GDG Cafe so you don’t miss out on our favorites.

We like this idea so much that we will also reblog the posts you think were the best thing you read this week if you drop a link below. You are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from someone…

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Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced

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

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge November 27, 2018

Come, test your writing skill by taking part in this fun challenge.

Go Dog Go Café

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:  

Use the words “wicked chill” in any form of poetry or prose. 

Stay warm my friends.  Get those words warmed up and flowing!

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Tea leaves

Megha's World

marco-secchi-543132-unsplashThey say you can find 

your destiny in the tea leaves

sticking at the bottom of the cup

encircling and leaving patterns 

easy to deciphered and 

encoded

making the patterns 

that zig-zag mesh

resembling the events in your life

Marking your ups and downs 

and earmarking

all the important events

which make them truly shine

It’s an art they say

pure talent

so sublime

I wonder

I gaze with a child like 

wonder

my mouth agape in

excitement 

and horror at the same time

How mere broken leaves 

from a plant forgotten,

can seamlessly 

narrate my story

when you so conveniently

ignore the scars the 

time has left on mine.

Photo by Marco Secchi on Unsplash

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Creation

Megha's World

First published in the Writer’s Cafe Magazine ,Issue 10, 2018

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I paint you with my metallic tears

dripping from

my obsidian heart

as I draw and sketch

and darken the areas

ripping me apart

I trickle my pain

dipped in the

copious amount of my nightmare

that darken your kohl-lined eyes

with the pain my heart bears

As I slowly and gradually

draw those fine lines

those wrinkles

time has left behind,

I slowly feel the numbness

cloaked in the dark veil

that you are hiding behind

As I ‘m coating

you with my glowing love

and drenching you

with the warmth of my soul,

my fingers etch the poem hidden

in your curves

weaving a story untold

As my wrist turns and twists

counting the beauty

of your million freckles

nimbly hiding those occasional

guffaws and giggle,

I replenish my brush

with your love

as I draw your heart,

locking the glow

of the thousand…

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Nicole Lyons Reviews We Will Not Be Silenced

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

‘We Will Not be Silenced’ is a call to arms; it is muffled voices upon strangled voices ripping the gags off to scream their stories and speak truth to power. ‘We Will Not be Silenced’ is rage and heartbreak, it is the soul-crushing pain of the worst kind of human violation being laid bare for all to see, and it is laid bare with an unflinching power that demands you to keep reading. These stories are poignant and disturbing, and they are filled with everything this world needs to read right now.

‘While We Will Not Be Silenced’ is not an easy read, but it is an important one, and while the subject matter is sensitive and the words unforgiving, these stories and essays, the poetry and the prose, the art captured within, have done a service to every survivor of sexual abuse and harassment by taking back their power…

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Anchored

Megha's World

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I’m anchored

grounded,

in your heart

where my soul

is resting

peacefully

undisturbed

in its tranquility

unaware

of the turbid emotions taking

birth in me

A fleeting touch

of your palms

make the eyelids

heavier

dreams are becoming

reality

I have put

my worries to rest

as I rest my soul in your lap

your breath,

a sweet zephyr,

a gentle touch

my trepidations are dying

an untimely death

leaving the humdrum

of life

drifting away slowly

Dipped in

the exuberance of your life

my heart is moored to yours

I’m taking down the sails now

slowly and gently.

–Megha
Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

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Centre Stage

  We are at the center stage hounded and cheered by the million hungry eyes ready and pumped to get a piece of the entertainment of their life to get that taste of the bloodied reality and voyeuristic truth we have been gulping down our throats through all this life We are at the center stage burned … Continue reading Centre Stage

#Poetryreadathon – Poetry, poetry everywhere Part 1

Poetry bloggers and readers, Come be a part of the Poetry Readathon started by Robbie. Read the post for more details.

Robbie's inspiration

Granddad poem

I have recently launched a book of poetry, together with fellow South African, Kim Blades. In celebration of this achievement which I have been working on for the past five years, I have decided to host a Poetry Readathon on my blog starting on 1 December 2018 and ending on 15 January 2019.

Part 1 of the Poetry Readathon will comprise of reading and reviewing poetry books. I have selected eight books below for you to choose from if you would like to participate.  You can link to my post and I will share your review on my blog and to my Facebook poetry sharing page as well as other social media.

Part 2 of the Poetry Readathon will comprise posts introducing you to some of the poetry bloggers who don’t have books but who write wonderful poetry and share it on their blogs. If you are a poetry blogger and…

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Potter

Megha's World

“She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again.”

― J.M. Storm

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A ball of sagging clay in your hands

taking shapes

between the ridges of your fingers

getting knead by your

bony knuckles of the long taloned hand

those slender fingers

which only an artist adores

You shape and mold me

and put indentations

gives shapes to my dreams and desires

and cover up the cracks

the unforgiving time has left in me

You pinch and prick and

accentuate the

beauty laying hidden in my soul

for the whole world to  see

in its grandeur

and makes those wavy patterns

those ripples in time

the sweet memories

which stays,

etched in my mind

You baked and caked me in the

hard harrowing oven

to stress those lessons

which…

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Love fool

Megha's World

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If I let the door ajar to my

soul

wear my heart on the sleeve

trust every smiling face

and every fake praise

tainted with those broken desires

then the fault is in me

If I let him be the sweet talker

and blush at every small

trivial comment

sing his praises

to my heart’s content

then it is my wrongdoing

if I let those shiny trinkets and 

gifts blind me

and I could not see the 

deception he was planning all along

and devilish desires in his smirk

and his pursed lips

if I am blinded by all those

signs and 

the illusion of the love 

got the best of me

Believe me, my friends, 

the joke’s and the laugh is on me.

Photo by Skye Studios on Unsplash

–Megha

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My Soul

Megha's World

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

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My soul is a river

come dip your toes in it

it will soak up your worries and anxiety

 will soothe your pain

and infuse you with the

nectar of love

and warmth

that cozy feeling

which is so rare

 

My soul is a river

flowing through time

it has smoothed the rocks with 

it’s ever glowing wisdom

which it never loses to age

Come close to me and

take a took

and search for your reflection

you true self 

the purest of thee

 

My soul is a river

nourishing and enriching

those who settled on its banks

I chose to infuse life in them

those who wait for me and

and weave life around me

their breadth and width spanned

 

My soul is a river in all its 

life and its glory

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Desire – Megha Sood

Come read my piece featured on Free Verse Revolution for the November theme ” Desire”.

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

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“Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

If I drink and lick

that sweet wine

that elixir

dripping from your fingers

it will resurrect

all my

ashen dreams

lying lifeless

in my graveyard of thoughts

It will resurrect me and

bring me down

will take out the nails and

un-crucify me and

take off the burden of my

broken heart

if you let me spew my

venomous pain

and draw a circle of healing and

compassion around us

I’ll drink up all that elixir

and stay timeless in your thought

sunken in the time

leaving an indelible imprint

staying immortals

forever

If you let me bathe in the

moonlight of your presence

and reskinned

me again to be born

as a nubile

breathing openly

in this new skin

drinking lavishly from the

cauldron of my thought

speaking in the unborn tongues

and dancing…

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Poetry published in Visual Verse 5th year anniversary edition-“Wonderland”

Visual Verse, a London/Berlin-based Literary Journal, celebrated its 5th Anniversary edition with a bang. Instead of giving us three pieces by the lead artists they gave the opportunity for readers to submit their best within the 24 hours of releasing the image and selected the top 3 to lead. Though I was not in the top … Continue reading Poetry published in Visual Verse 5th year anniversary edition-“Wonderland”

What You Should Know About ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’

I’m beyond excited and honored to be part of this anthology.Like any other revolution, this needs collective voices and hands.Come donate for this worthy cause to spread the love and awareness far and beyond.
If you want to do one act of kindness and generosity today, support this anthology and donate for this.

Brave & Reckless

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray.  The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh Hearings.  We decided that we would advocate, educate, and resist through our art.

We opened submissions for only two weeks to women and men around the world.  The response from writers and artists was overwhelming: the final anthology will include 166 pieces of writing and art from 94 contributors around the globe.  It also led to the birth of Sisters of Indigo Light, dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual harassment and sexual abuse survivors through creative expression and community.

The four editors decided early on that this was a project about passion and…

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Dance of distruction

Megha's World

“to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
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Squelched dreams and broken hopes

lying in the 

shriveled hopes of the tomorrow

silhouetted against the obsidian skies

of my dead and murky dreams

I wear in my large kohl-lined eyes

so they lit up the 

dark alleys of my tepid heart

we make love to each other 

gazing with the cracked eyes and shattered dreams 

and posing for the burlesque love

deluded by the fake desires and despondent passion

till  we reach the nerve-shattering scream

I pick and weave 

my vapid desires in

broken amulet

as a symbol 

for my

crestfallen and broken heart

which I will wear around my obsidian heart

to entice you to our dance of destruction.

–Megha

Photo by Manuel Meurisse on Unsplash

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