Dear blogging family, I’m happy and excited to share the news that one of my poems got shortlisted for “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2019 Mental Health Poetry Contest” among top 10 finalists. They will be choosing the winners based on voting. Please click on the link here to cast your vote. They have concealed the … Continue reading Shortlisted for a state level poetry contest- Please vote-“A Journey towards freedom”. Voting ends today 31 May 2019
Month: May 2019
Lost in Translation ( Micro poetry)
My Sun ( Micro poetry)
You push me to the edge and bring me back like a boomerang I keep coming back to you self-oscillating between the realms of dreams and reality I keep looking for fragments hidden everywhere of you shreds of reality dig deep into my soul carving the image of my forlorn love maybe if you stretch my … Continue reading Boomerang
Inspired by the sudden downpour and the beautiful weather which opens up after the rains, I wrote this poem. Hope you enjoy this poem. Please share your thoughts in the comments section. "So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows … Continue reading Next Time
Identity (Micro poetry)
Looking at the ceiling
lying on my bed
what makes us feel alone
What makes us feel
like an outcast
Is it the betrayal of the lover?
Is the faith broken by
a close friend, a confrere?
Is it the selfish
who wants you to sing their
lose your sobriety?
Is it living with a facade
which makes you feel lonely
lose your serenity?
Is it the false virtues
and broken truth
you are carrying
deep within your hearts?
Is it the pretense
of living a life
which is full
yet tearing you apart?
Is it the endless race
to fit inside a cookie cutter?
Is the tiredness,
to be a part of this endless grind
like a wheel and a hamster?
What makes you feel alone
will always be a mystery
as you are seeking the company
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Blame ( Micro poetry)
Poetry Published in the Statorec – “Like we all do”
I'm beyond thrilled to be published in this esteemed NY based Poetry magazine established in 1914. So thankful to the EIC Jennifer Garner for giving it a home. DEEMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES “THE IMPETUOUS RADICALISM OF LITERARY UPSTARTS” AND MORE RECENTLY, BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, “THE SNOB’S SOLUTION TO THE INTERNET’S DEMOCRATIZING INFLUENCE ON THE ARTS,” STAT®REC … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Statorec – “Like we all do”
Racism ( Micro poetry)
Healing touch ( Micro poetry)
Anatomy of a Book: Choosing and Organizing Your Writing- Christine Ray
A valuable piece of advice from a talented writer about arranging and selecting your pieces from the enormous collection of your writing.
Do give it a read.
When I first contemplated choosing pieces and organizing them for Composition of a Woman, I naively thought it would be fairly quick and straightforward process. I had recently served as the editor for an art show chapbook that included pieces from 12 very diverse girls and women and as the primary editor for Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Collective, which included the writing of 29 writers from 7 countries. How hard could it be to organize my own book?
The first challenge I faced was the sheer volume of writing I had done since I started Brave and Reckless and my own lack of foresight. Normally, I write my first draft in a Word document and then post to my blog. I do save those Word Documents but oh, how I love to tinker! Once I copy and paste into the draft blog post I…
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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge May 21, 2019
Challenge your writing skills with the Tuesday prompt at GoDogGO Cafe.
Here is my response
As I walk slowly
counting each step
not to miss any step
I keep walking on my crushed dreams
turning them into the soft powder
soft enough for you
to walk over them.
again and again.
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.
Use the phrase “crushed dreams” in a piece of poetry or prose.
House(Micro poetry and spoken word)
First Published in FIVE:2: ONE #sideshow magazine, Sept 2018
That dark well in the courtyard
is like a monster
as it devoured my sister
and never spat her out
that dark window sill is
blackened by my mother’s elbows
as she waited patiently for my father to arrive
those cracks in the basement door
plays my shattered memories
like a movie on a broken reel.
I try so hard to forget
Those stairs like the inside of the snakes
has devoured my happiness
This house is painted
with the handprints of blood
this is my house of pain
I don’t call it home anymore.
“Home isn't a place, its a feeling” ― Cecelia Ahern, Love, Rosie The air is heavy with your words deeply scented with your memories laced with your unspoken words I am gasping for my breath choking at times when they come back and haunt me titillate me and arouse me sometimes with their fragrance evermore but still … Continue reading Home
Poetry published in the Dissident Voice – “We don’t fear death”
I'm really excited to see my poem featured in the Dissident Voice. I'm really thankful to the Senior Poetry editor Angie Tibbs for accepting my poem. Dissident Voice is an internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves. The goal of Dissident Voice is to provide hard-hitting, … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dissident Voice – “We don’t fear death”
RECLAIM- An anthology of women’s poetry is out today-Get your copy now!
I'm absolutely thrilled and elated to share this news that RECLAIM- An Anthology of women's poetry curated by the talented Elizabeth Deyro is out today in both the online( pay what you want) and the print version. It is a culmination of the voices of 47 talented women writers around the world by award-winning creator Ann Kiernan … Continue reading RECLAIM- An anthology of women’s poetry is out today-Get your copy now!
Three poems published in the Night Music Journal – “Essence”, “Where springs have gathered” and “Pain comes in pairs”
So thrilled to see the acceptance of three of my poems in Night Music Journal.So thankful to the EIC Janice Worthen for accepting my poems and giving it a beautiful platform. Night Music is an inclusive journal of poetry, nonfiction, mixed genre, and reviews. Writers of color, LGBTQIA writers, and writers who have ever been shushed … Continue reading Three poems published in the Night Music Journal – “Essence”, “Where springs have gathered” and “Pain comes in pairs”
Impossibility ( Micro poetry)
Presenting NMJ Volume 5
My three poems published in Night Music Journal Volume 5. Do check them out.
Contributors: Featured Writer Sayuri Ayers, Katherine Fallon, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, Stephanie Valente, Grace Yannotta, V.S. Ramstack, Bruce McRae, Sean Johnson, Kylie Ayn Yockey, Margarita Serafimova, Megha Sood, Paul Ilechko, Alexandra Corinth, Lindsey Warren, Jacob Hammer, Brigid Hannon, RC deWinter, Lucas Wildner, Alana Hayes, Stephen Mead, Jeanette Salib, DS Maolalai, Matthew Dube
Brevity ( Micro poetry)
Shortlisted for a state level poetry contest- Please vote-“A Journey towards freedom”
Please vote for the poem ” A journey towards freedom”.Voting ends by this month end. Really appreciate your support and love for your fellow blogger.
Dear blogging family,
I’m happy and excited to share the news that one of my poems got shortlisted
for “NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2019 Mental Health Poetry Contest” among top 10 finalists.
They will be choosing the winners based on voting. Please click on the link
here to cast your vote. They have concealed the name of the poet -The name of my
entry is “A Journey towards freedom”
Please do me a favor and vote for your fellow blogger.
Thanks a million,
"Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique." --Anonymous Between the threads of reality and threads of our vivid dreams we weave our fabric of life embellish it with our achievements flaunting around with pride and we don't … Continue reading Fabric
Micro poem featured in the Nightingale and Sparrow -“Postulate”
So thrilled to see my micro poem featured today in the Nightingale and Sparrow. They have selected 15 micro poems for their Instagram series to be published daily leading to the release of Issue 2 "Renaissance" on 16th May. I'm really thankful to EIC Juliette Sebock for supporting my work and composing it so beautifully. … Continue reading Micro poem featured in the Nightingale and Sparrow -“Postulate”
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