Poetry published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine-“Second Chance”

I'm so elated to see my poem "Second Chance" published in the Arkansas based Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is a monthly online literary journal with international circulation published by undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. Each issue contains fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography from established and emerging writers and … Continue reading Poetry published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine-“Second Chance”

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: January 29, 2019

Try your Haiku writing Skills at the challenge at GoDogGO Cafe

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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 challengesthat 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 yourown blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt: Write a haiku using the words shallow souls

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Three poems published in Cavalcade of stars-“Pond – a reflection”, “Sun and its duality”, “Joy”.

So delighted to see three of my poems published in Cavalcade of Stars.Really grateful to the editor in chief Jeanette Cheezum for giving me the opportunity. Cavalcade gives the writer a chance to showcase their poetry, short stories, flash, and nonfiction. Jeanette 2016 has got an Honorable Mention for Poetry at the Hampton Roads Conference, … Continue reading Three poems published in Cavalcade of stars-“Pond – a reflection”, “Sun and its duality”, “Joy”.

The Poetry Randomizer (and a Top Secret Page)! — Vita Brevis

With over 300 poems stocked away in the Vita Brevis archives, I decided to make a little tool that will let you explore them. The catch? 201 more words Take a look at this fun feature at the Vita Brevis website implemented by the editor in chief Brian Geiger. via The Poetry Randomizer (and a Top … Continue reading The Poetry Randomizer (and a Top Secret Page)! — Vita Brevis

Immigrant

First Published in the Madness Muse Press I'm an immigrant a person whose roots are dangling between continents and spanning cultures trying to get the footing to maintain the balance dangling between the void and the fullness My mouth speaks two language where my heart bears one I'm training my tongue to get used to the new taste … Continue reading Immigrant

To begin again….

Megha's World

To begin again,

something must end

a vicious life circle

and that is the trend;

you are conceived as  a hope

floating  as a stardust

in the skies

you take form as a hope

and the quest for the

life begins;

planning your precarious life

tiptoeing the mistakes and

holding onto your pride

the journey begins;

falling in the web of deceit 

and unhappiness

rummaging the soul

for the eternal salvation

the fallacy remains;

clutching your dreams

with those bony fingers and the

pallid face

the hope remains;

Nearing the end of the journey

you let go of all the pretense

floating towards the final

deliverance

cause to begin again

something must end.

This poem is part of the collaborative poem started by Grabbety covens. Read the final piece here.

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Three poems published in the Blognostics -“Audacity”, “Orphan” and “Acceptance is a colorless offering”

Delighted to know that three of my dearest poems found their home in the warm space of the Blognostice Poetry Journal. Really thankful to the editor Jessica Grant for giving me the opportunity and supporting my work. Blognostics is an independent literary organization committed to poetry, creative writing, and art. They are dedicated to bringing … Continue reading Three poems published in the Blognostics -“Audacity”, “Orphan” and “Acceptance is a colorless offering”

Little does she know

Megha's World

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Little does she knowIt will end before it will start;Little does she knowIt will leave cracks in her heart;Little does she knowThe traditions always die down slowly;Little does she knowit's still a knot, even it is holy;Little does she knowWounds are always scraped more;Little does she knowevery person is nothing but a voyeur;Little does she knowthis  game always ends in deadlock;Little does she knowshe is not part of the flock;
Little does she knowThere is nowhere to hide forever;Little does she knowher pain has surrounded her;Little does she knowShe stopped feeling somehow;Little does she knowThe smiles are all phony;Little does she knowYou always end up lonely. Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

This post is in response to the daily prompt Conversant

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My Favorite Quotes From Becoming, By Michelle Obama

Jade M.Wong

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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Poetry published in Piker Press-“Definition of Solitude”

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

We Will Not Be Silenced Giveaway on Goodreads

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Spread the word! Indie Blu(e) Publishing is giving away five copies of We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art through Goodreads! It is super easy (and free!) to enter. Enter by February 14th for a chance to win a copy of this stunning book for yourself or to gift.

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Promote Yourself Monday – January 21, 2019

Promote yourself on the GoDoGo Cafe

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Poetry published on Blognostics – “Orphan”

Delighted to know that three of my dearest poems found their home in the warm space of the Blognostice Poetry Journal. Really thankful to the editor Jessica Grant for giving me the opportunity and supporting my work. Blognostics is an independent literary organization committed to poetry, creative writing, and art. They are dedicated to bringing … Continue reading Poetry published on Blognostics – “Orphan”

My beautiful night

Megha's World

allef-vinicius-205147The dark engulfs
your sorrows and pains
and paint a different shade of happiness
A different shade of grey

The night paint kohl in your eyes
underline the magic in your gaze;
it casts the spell
of  your tantalizing looks
turning my wishes ablaze

Takes me, the stranger
into the whirlwind
of your desire;
spins me around
sets my heart on fire

The night whisper
in your ears 
my sweetest desires
the forbidden wishes
I so want to come true;
it takes away
all the darkness
strip all the loneliness
dissolve all the malice in me and you

It unveils the mystery
which intrigues you for so long;
rekindle that fire, stir you slowly
keeps the emotions going strong

 The silent night
gives voice to my muted soul;
resonate the love
etched in me and
serenades you from my core

It defines your beauty
in its elegant silhouette;
sunrise starts the…

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Promote Yourself Monday – January 14, 2019

Promote yourself Monday at GodogGO Cafe. Get your work in front of 4000 readers.

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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New Me – Megha Sood

Come read my poem ” New me” published on the theme based January at the Free Verse Revolution. Do read the writing of other talented writers.

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New me.jpegI smell

blood in the water

I see sharks

all around me

heartbroken, downtrodden

wandering in search of you

finding a way out of this labyrinth

the hope keeps burning

and the flickering flame

never meets its death

I’m crossing mountains

getting drenched in rivers

half drowned, gasping for breath

with a parched soul

and knees skinned

scraping my way out

digging the tunnel with my

bloody knuckles

dipped in blood and skin

frozen to the core

I don’t give up on me

descended from the warriors

I wear my scars with pride

everything is burning

around me

the ambers keep

piercing my foot, scarring me

I take the warm sensation

and rise like a phoenix

the ashes choke me

and blood in my eyes

shines in the night

like a beacon

thorns in my foot

will make a trail for the

lost souls behind me

with every ounce of…

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Left

Megha's World

How much is the plight of a person being left out in a relationship?
How deeply it scrapes our heart when the person you entrusted the most betrays you and leaves you when you needed them the most.Being left alone and not cared too much by the people around you, who weave your web of life, is heart-wrenching.

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I really wonder why I'm left behind why I'm not dragged along  like the rest Why nobody turned back to see when I stumbled why nobody cared enough   Why everybody kept walking with their backs turned towards me why nobody saw my footsteps when it stopped making the prints next to the walking society   Why the dust trail of the wheels kept rolling along my side people looked, glanced and left and nobody gave hands to help or even to try I wonder why I'm left behind with the whole caravan passing by…

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