Promote Yourself Monday, September 30, 2019

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed 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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Foreign

Megha's World

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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The elongated nights and their shapeless arrival

tiptoeing of these broken dreams

along the shattered corners of my heart

my goblin shaped nightmares

hiding around the corners

and monsters in the corridors wailing and calling my name

the nights stretch itself and cover every iota of my existence

the thin membrane of it

covering my soul

reminds me of the darkness in the womb

/but that felt safe wasn’t it/

sometimes the solitude

brings its own tranquility

and you get duped by the darkness

those broken dreams picks

at the black of my obsidian eye

where the dreams are falling down in the abyss

sitting at the edge of the darkness

where my own hands feel foreign to me.

Photo by Dmytro Tolokonov on Unsplash

–Megha 

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PAINTED LOVE LETTERS By Megha Sood And Charles Robert Lindholm -A collaboration

Megha's World

So happy and excited to share my first ever collaboration with one of my favorite poets Chuck from The Reluctant poet. It stemmed from the micro poetry Regret and lead to the beautiful extension by Chuck. Please read and leave your precious feedback in the comments section.

(Megha)

Those Unsent Love Letters
Would Have Made You Fall
Helplessly In Love With Me

(Chuck)

Well, Not Really
They Would Have Made You
Fall In Love With The
Portrait Of Me
My Words Painted
In Love Letters

And I Only Regret
The Comet
That Was You
Flew Out Of My
Galaxy
Before We Could
Longingly Gaze
Into Each Other
Eyes
For A Thousand Years!

Copyright © 2018 Megha Sood And Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

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Pond (Haiku)

Megha's World

Dear friends,

After taking part in a Haiku contest, I got inspired to make an attempt at writing haikus.
My fellow bloggers, who are well versed in this poetry form, please read and leave a comment about my humble attempt. Will mean a lot to me.

Update: Emily of Musings of electric Soul has kindly pointed out the extra syllable in my first line and Walt from Walt’s Writing has been generous enough to help me fix it.

Thanks so much, dear friends. This is the essence of being in a writing community and constantly learning from each other.

Happy Blogging!
Megha Sood

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Stench

This city is crazy  this city is brimming  there is always something rotting burning people walk with crinkled noses and with scurried steps with the voice of the screaming heart those spires of the skyscrapers piercing and pinching  the heart of the sky which bleeds on the people who bet their life on the beauty of the alabaster moon … Continue reading Stench

Covert

I have a secret message a covert skill  I am  conversant with, I have written you a million times  scribbled you secretly  nipped and tucked you in my verses hiding from the prying eyes folded neatly between the pages of my poetry  tucked  secretly under the  poetic verses you can find my eternal love dripping in those context … Continue reading Covert

Poetry published in Heretics Lovers and Madmen – “I’m the woman” collaboration

A collaboration with my soul sisters always polish that sliver of light in my soul and makes it shine a little more. I'm so thrilled and excited to be part of this multi-part "I'm the woman" series featured on the Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen. You can read my part here and don't forget to visit … Continue reading Poetry published in Heretics Lovers and Madmen – “I’m the woman” collaboration

I Am the Woman – Megha Sood

My poem ” I’m the woman” featured on the Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen as multi-part series. Check it out.

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

I’m the woman
your mother warned you about
with her unabashed truth
her unfettered glance
towards your banal lies
who can topple you from your ivory tower
with that crown riddled with
a generation of lies

I’m the woman your
your mother warned you about
with her gleaming face brighter than a thousand summer sun
and her stance stronger than the tallest of the mountains
her soft touch even softer than the milky frothy moonlight
one who will leave you in writhing pain
foiling your attempt to struggle her desires
and suffocate her truth
an exercise in vain

I’m the woman
your mother warned you about
who births and burns down the life
with equal ease
the one which can even dance to your flirty tease
but your mistake to take her desire
as a request for servitude
with break and crumble
your puny existence
you so boisterously assume.


Megha…

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Perfect Storm

Megha's World

This poem is in continuation of the micro poetry. Read it here

“With a tide rising in your heart
and a gale rushing in mine,
we brewed a
perfect storm together”
–Megha Sood

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Our wild emotions were brewing
slowly and surely
simmering and rising to the surface
ready to be spilled
poured out of our hearts
where it was becoming
a fruitless task
to keep us apart

The tension building up
the synergy which is working
all these pent up emotions and desire
setting up our souls on fire
are rising slowly and surely
till it devours us completely

That fateful fusion
is about to happen
which opened the floodgates
and  create a rip in the time
and space
a moment forsaken

Our decision to completely ignore it
willfully turning a blind eye
has made the situation so critical
we never were able to safeguard
the rare combination
that has happened at once

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge September 24, 2019

Have you ever looked
into the eyes of Buddha
a reminiscent of the
eternal calm and serenity
they wake you from the
deep slumber of ignorance
the facade of the
the life you are living in
partially open
partially closed
full of divinity
his aura radiating
from his face
slowly and surely
and calm which slowly gets
infused in
the milieu
like the ripples in the pond
symmetric and centric
the thoughts are percolating in our minds
and gets imbued in our soul
if we meditate
and blinds the dissonance
birthing in our tumultuous minds
in the chaos
of these moments
we will empower the tiny buddha
living in our core.

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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:  

The theme or word to use is “serenity.” 

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I am the Woman – Christine E. Ray

Come read this brilliant poem from a talented writer.

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

I am the Woman
your Mother warned you about
the one whose darkness
was hidden below the sunny faux finish
of excellent manners
honor roll grades
my monster heart hidden
so well that no one noticed
me drowning
in my self-hate
I am the Woman
who cut my teeth
on black leather
and handcuffs
control a requirement
for my release
I am the Woman
with scrolls of black ink
symbols of resistance
of resilience
etched inch by inch
on my skin
a reclaiming of a body
that was not always
my home
I am the Woman
who casually mentions
my ex-lovers
male and female
at the holiday table
pass the gravy, please
I am the Woman
who finally started to speak
silence is not golden
truth is silver
and has wings


Christine E. Ray lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A former Managing Editor of Sudden Denouement Publications, she founded Indie Blu(e) Publishing…

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Poetry published in Poppy Road Review-“Of dust and Pain” and “Perspective”

Megha's World

Hello friends,

So delighted to know that two of my poems have found a home in the Poppy Road Review. Many thanks to the editor, Sandy Benitez for supporting my work. Please read my poems “Of Dust and Pain” and “Perspective” and leave your valuable comments.

Happy blogging!

Megha Sood

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Poetry published in the anthology “Lift every voice” by Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press

So thrilled to be featured in the first-ever anthology curated by Christine Taylor of the Kissing Dynamite poetry journal. My poem "Bless us lord for the sin-free life we are living"  has been featured amongst the works of 27 other contemporary writers. A collection of poetry by twenty-eight contemporary writers, Lift Every Voice​ pays homage to … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology “Lift every voice” by Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press

Pause

Megha's World

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I’m getting enraged

constantly irked by the 

inconsistencies in life

bothered by

the roadblocks

ups and downs

and inequality

small glitches 

and bumps

and those 

occasional stops 

which hinders 

forms a patina

to its  

constant glow

knocks down the 

its ebb and flow

Hung between 

the tranquil and the turbulence 

leaves with me 

the frustration 

I abhor

Let the melody 

play uninterrupted

with no breaks and stops

Let it give the symphonies

in our  lives, a home 

Let’s give the ever brewing, 

temerity 

in our lives

a pause.

–Megha

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Between- a love poem

Between the spaces of my heartbeats I have knitted you a home Come sit and feel cozy nestled deep in the  embrace of my  soul oozing with the overflowing love that elixir gushing out of  every single pore of my self dripping from the fingertips Come, get washed up in the fountain of sweet milk and honey … Continue reading Between- a love poem

Published- Megha Sood!

My list of publications for the month of June/July/ August featured on the GoDogGo cafe

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Good Morning All-

Megha recently shared with me her published works for June, July, and August. As you can see, she has been quite busy! Please take a moment to check out her published works, and also congratulate her on her accomplishments. And remember, these are great sources for YOU to be published should you wish to pursue it. YOU ROCK MEGHA!

June/July:

1. Book Review Published on Fly on the Wall Press
https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/book-review-bad-mommy-stay-mommy-by-elisabeth-horan/

2. Visual Versehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/poetry-published-on-the-visual-verse-vol-06-chapter-8-sustenance/

3. Spillwordshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/poetry-published-in-spillwords-an-exercise-in-futility/

4. Heretics, Lovers, and Madmenhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/the-color-of-our-rights-a-reproductive-rights-collaboration/

5. Elephants Neverhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/the-day-begins-again-published-in-elephants-never/

6. Free Verse Revolutionhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/26/fatal-attraction-megha-sood/

7. Sudden Denouementhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/introducing-megha-sood-my-horror-movie/

8. Madness Muse Presshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/3-poems-by-megha-sood/

9. OPA Anthologyhttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/three-poems-published-in-the-online-anthology-by-our-poetry-archiveopa-spirit-of-nature/

10. Poetry reading at Jersey City Writers for poetry selected for the “Overcoming Limitation”https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/poetry-reading-for-thejersey-city-writers-overcoming-limitation-series-at-the-west-gallery-nj/

11. Award function at NAMI NJ for a statewide poetry contesthttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/poetry-award-function-for-national-alliance-on-mental-illness-nami-state-level-3rd-position/

12. Print Publication in the Dual Coast Magazinehttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/poetry-published-in-the-dual-coast-magazine-issue-no-7/

13. Olive Skinshttps://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/poetry-published-in-the-olive-skins-a-thief-called-grief-and-invisible/

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Poetry published in the Dissident Voice-“True lies”

It's an absolute honor to be featured in the Dissident Voice. So thankful to the senior editor Angie Tibbs for accepting my poems and featuring them. 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 … Continue reading Poetry published in the Dissident Voice-“True lies”

October Quotable Poe Writing Challenge on Heretics, Lovers, And Madmen

Something really exciting going on at Heretics lovers and Madmen

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Barista Christine Ray and Kinda M. Austin are excited to announce that they will be hosting a Quotable Poe Challenge this October on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

Choose a prompt (or ten) and write a poem, prose or piece of flash fiction inspired by the quote. Submit to hereticsloversmadmen@gmail.com, and include a brief bio if you are comfortable. Feel free to include any links to your blog, and/or other places you publish your writing.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

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