The dimming street lights cast a long shadow you are taking long strides to keep the demons away from catching up to you You are hiding your soul saving it Not ready to make a deal with with the devil yet the flickering light in your heart is giving you way While the night engulfs … Continue reading Street Lights
Forget the politics. Forget if you’re red or blue or a different color altogether. Becoming, by Michelle Obama speaks to the part of us that’s beyond that, to the humanity at our core. This is not so much a book about being a Former First Lady of the United States, but much more so a book about the incredible and inspirational story of a girl who could have been (and could still be) any of us—a girl who grew up not having much, who faltered and second-guessed herself, and who took the long way ’round to live a remarkable life.
I took my time reading this book, letting myself cry when a particularly poignant moment washed over me, pondering the existential questions Michelle asked herself (and in extension, us), and re-reading portions that encouraged me to reflect on my own self.
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So happy to know one of my poems found home in Piker Press. Piker Press is a weekly journal for arts, sciences, fiction, and non-fiction, featuring a wide array of literature, from humor to drama. Please read my poems "Definition of Solitude". Always happy to receive any comments from all your lovely readers. Happy blogging! Megha Sood
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“Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.”
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