Parallel World

Megha's World

“What if you find your soul mate… at the wrong time?” 
― Lauren Kate, Passion

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We are two broken pieces
two pieces of a lost puzzle
missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle
suppose to complete the picture

We are floating around
in the endless universe
tied by a string
of invisible connection
missing the ends so far

Born out of the same star
sprinkled in the universe as
the dust
we are living and breathing
as separate souls
a miracle etched in time by far

A tug from you
and push from me
can bring us closer and near
we complete each other
and compliment each other in
every way
we finish each other sentences
joined at the hip
like Siamese twins they say

But forever I’m looking
for that starting point
which will bind us together
keep us forever that way

Alas! it’s a wishful thinking
a dying wish
a dream buried in…

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Poetry published in the print edition of Dime Show Review Vol 3 Issue 1

2019_PressRelease_Vol3_Issue1_5 Dime Show Review is a curated collection of poetry and fiction featuring poets and authors from around the globe. This work represents our modern-day truth: beauty, pain, curiosity, and humor. Each story or poem is paired with a photograph taken by one of our intrepid world-traveling photographers.I'm really thankful to the EIC Kae Sable … Continue reading Poetry published in the print edition of Dime Show Review Vol 3 Issue 1

Loyal

 “She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.” ― Nikki Rowe Your face reflects the cerulean haze  lost in the morning skies your eyes resemble the two jewels  in the obsidian sky Your laugh and occasional guffaws  can put the a thousand tinkling  bells to shame … Continue reading Loyal

DO YOU WRITE BOOK REVIEWS? INDIE BLU(E) AND THE GO DOG GO CAFE WANT THEM!

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We all know that Amazon has become persnickety about publishing book reviews and that they have been blocking many folks from leaving reviews as well as removing many of the book reviews that you have taken the time and consideration to write.

Indie Blu(e)and Go Dog Go Café would LOVE to publish your book reviews! They may not have the same reach as publishing on Amazon or Goodreads would, but publishing your review on IB and/or GDG will introduce both your writing and some great books to a new and appreciative audience.

If you have written a review that you would like to have considered for publication, please email Indie Blu(e) at indieblucollective@gmail.com with the following:

• the review itself in a Word Document (preferred) or in the body of the email (fine)
• an image of the book (your reader images of the book are always popular)
• your…

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Poetry published in the Visual verse Vol 6 Chapter 6- “Temerity”

So thrilled to see my poem in the April edition of the Visual Verse. This London/Berlin-based poetry and short fiction based magazine challenges the writers monthly with their stunning visual prompt and publishes an anthology online. Here is the link to my poem " Temerity" based on the Visual image shown above. Happy blogging! Megha … Continue reading Poetry published in the Visual verse Vol 6 Chapter 6- “Temerity”

Poetry published in the inaugural issue of Wellington Street Review- “Disguise”

It's an absolute honor to be accepted and to be featured as one of the contributors in the inaugural issue of London based Wellington Street Review. So grateful to the editors Annabel Mahoney and Catherine Mills for accepting my work for their beautiful magazine. Wellington Street Review takes its name from London’s Wellington Street, once … Continue reading Poetry published in the inaugural issue of Wellington Street Review- “Disguise”

Matryoshka-First Published in the “All the Lonely People”, Blank Paper Press, 2019

Every time, I kick down my emotion and tear myself apart to come out of this biting pain that shatters my heart Every time, I scrape and pick my scabs to kill that phantasmic pain It comes alive a bit more, a little more insane Every time, I feel that something has gone numb inside … Continue reading Matryoshka-First Published in the “All the Lonely People”, Blank Paper Press, 2019

Meeting Ilya Kaminsky at Lillian Vernon Creative house – New York City, New York

I'm beyond thrilled to share my fangirl moment of meeting my favorite poet today in NYC. I went for the poetry reading by Ilya Kaminsky from his latest book " Deaf Republic" in the Lillian Vernon House. This location is part of the Spring 2020 Reading series by the creative writing students of NYU. His … Continue reading Meeting Ilya Kaminsky at Lillian Vernon Creative house – New York City, New York

A poet’s origin

Come read these sublime words from my favorite poetess I absolutely adore. A treat for the National Poetry Month.

MY VALIANT SOUL

NaPoWriMo# 11 Point of origin

It began under the chalice of my mother’s yellow palm.
Point of absolute silence. Her womb carried me like lotus full of vignette scars.
There was a tingling whiff on my small eyes. I was born amidst the petals of soft kisses, soft scars.
A concave chin of mole and anxiety dripped. I had no mouth. My mouth got submerged somewhere in the lost voices. I grew later on like a cleaved peanut.
The rain entered my eye like a century of heavy screams. At times, I was golden, an arched brow of perfection.
I felt my body scattering to the noise of wind. My adulthood held my fingers.
Boys spewing an eclipse onto my face. The winds grew out of my stomach. I vomited like a twig curling and stretching to escape something.
The quiet pulse of white corona silenced my anxiety. I pondered…

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge April 9, 2019

Here is my response to the prompt. Whats’ yours?

“Your blurred thought wriggling deep in my sullen mind
making a trail
a dark alley wherever it goes
like a worm through the rotten apple
They say it hurts to be nostalgic
I say, it lights up the deepest crevices of my soul.”

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Tuesday Writing PromptDevereaux 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 phrase “blurred thoughts” in a poem or piece of prose.

Happy writing!

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Constellation

Megha's World

“I am the Constellation of my own”
― Oksana Rus

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pitted with starts
as I tattoo my love
in the middle of the sky

Those shining stars
take refuge in me
and I give them the purpose
their soul
and their identity

The various formations
and the shapes I form
etches the beauty
of the lonely heart and
a soul so forlorn

I can be guiding star
a compass for
the lost souls
or the sheer beauty of the sky
for you to adore

The absolute luminosity
and the sheer brilliance of the light
a pattern stretched in the sky
a true magic
a beauty for everyone to see

An imaginary outline
or a meaningful pattern
I draw the gods and creature
with equal ease
covering the celestial sphere
into a beauty for your eyes to see.

–Megha

This post is in response to the daily prompt Glimmer

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Lovehunt

Megha's World

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As the sun goes down
my hunt begins
As I sniff you
and my animal instincts
takes you in

You can run
but you can’t hide
we are animals
the lone predators,
born to survive

You cannot deny
that beast inside
those bony fingers
and taloned hands
can dig and claw
it’s way outside

Don’t try to hide
Its just a ruse
a simple lie
I conjure up
for you and I

This life is a jungle
survive’s only
which is strong and brute
my love is like an infection
It’s killing me slowly
to be away from you

You can breathe and
pretend to be alive
But it’s our little made up lie
Till we douse ourselves
In the flames of passion
and do down screaming alive.

Let the hunt for love begins

–Megha

Photo by Joshua Lee on Unsplash

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Poetry published in Life in 10 minutes-“Reminiscent”

So excited to see my poetry being published in the Virginia based poetry journal Life in 10 minutes. Founded and edited by Valley Haggard. Life in 10 minutes is an inspiration for writers to pen down their emotions in the fleeting 10 minutes and enjoy the strangeness and the beauty hidden in those words without … Continue reading Poetry published in Life in 10 minutes-“Reminiscent”

Interview featured in Edinburgh, Scotland based Literary Journal -Mumble words

So delighted to have my interview featured on the Edinburg, Scotland based literary journal - Mumble Words. Do visit their website to see the amazing work they are doing to support the arts and literary community. If you are interested in knowing a bit more about your fellow blogger and poet you can visit the … Continue reading Interview featured in Edinburgh, Scotland based Literary Journal -Mumble words

Poetry reading at DOCA Rooftop reading series – “Silence – a lost art”- National Poetry Month # NaPoWriMo

      I'm so thrilled to be part of this open rooftop series organized by the DOCA ( Department of Cultural Affairs )Jersey City and Jersey City writers as a special tribute to HCCC Professor Johanna van Gendt during the National Poetry Month. Being part of the Jersey city writer, I get to read … Continue reading Poetry reading at DOCA Rooftop reading series – “Silence – a lost art”- National Poetry Month # NaPoWriMo

Still I Rise- Maya Angelou

In honor of the anniversary of Dr. Maya Angelou’s birth

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In honor of the anniversary of Dr. Maya Angelou’s birth

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air…

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Pay It Forward Thursday – April 4, 2019

Spread the love by sharing the link to your favorite read this past week.

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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. It a great way to share the love and pass it on to the readers. It also becomes a great pool for excellent reading stuff by your fellow readers of the WordPress community.

You are invited to post one link to one specific post of poetry, short story, or flash fiction, 300 words or less please, from someone else’s blog in the comments below.

Happy reading!

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A beautiful post from Brainpickings.Org -In honor of National Poetry Month #NaPoWriMo

This is one of the most profound yet simple explanation I have read of what poetry is and how it means different to different people. Do read this small picturesque post. It's worth every minute. Do read the post on Brainpickings.org --> This is the poem that heals fish Happy blogging!! Megha Sood