Sojourn

Megha's World

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I’m picking scabs
pieces,
leftovers,
little-little tiny pieces
stuck here and there
slipped and
stuck between the cracks
trying hard to get to them
using my bony fingers, knuckles and
what not,
to scrape and brush
and cleanse
my soul,
of all the debris
you have left inside
those little fragments
shards piercing my
heart and
soul
small freckles
imbued forever,
not coming out easily
from your soul’s
sojourn into mine.
–Megha
Photo by William Recinos on Unsplash

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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.

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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

Repetition
———————–
As I walk slowly
counting each step
precariously
not to miss any step
I keep walking on my crushed dreams
turning them into the soft powder
pulverizing them
soft enough for you
to walk over them.
again and again.

–Megha Sood

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TUES 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 “crushed dreams” in a piece of poetry or prose.

Happy writing!

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House(Micro poetry and spoken word)

Megha's World

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.

–Megha Sood

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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”