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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Burden of Sanity

Megha's World

First published in Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 12 “Truth and Lies”

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What is the burden of sanity

he gleefully asks

when the sane thoughts in your mind

are paving a streamlined path

a sluice,

which carries the murky and turbid thoughts

away from your heart

so your soul can stay pure and serene

What is the burden of the sanity

when the words uttered in

deep dark corners of

you dark and tumultuous mind

leaves a dark sooty impression

and your soul is a shade darker than

then last time you saw

your reflection in the mirror

What is the burden of sanity

you woefully ask

when the teeth are clenched

and the tongue is shredded

but the heart will die a thousand deaths

if you let it have its way

What is the burden of the sanity

you smirk fully asks

when its rips and

shreds the reputation

your honor

your broken back…

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

My response to the Tuesday challenge phrase– MY mother told. Do share yours

“My mother told me
that dreams are not made of the strong resolutions
and hard-hitting goals
but is nurtured by the soft hands with the filigree touch
which keep them warm in the cold winter nights
and gives them sustenance in the scorching summer days

My mother told me
that getting hardened by the atrocities of life
will not take you nearer to the goal
but smoothening and softening our rough edges
a kind smile
and a gentle look will glide you towards your goal.

My mother told me
that there are enough who can reach the destination
and can have loft goals and desires in life
but the one who does it with humility and with kindness
is the one
you should really adore.

–Megha Sood

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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:Finish the phrase “My mother told me…”

Happy Writing!

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The orphaned rain

Megha's World

First published in Vita Brevis Literature, September 2018

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and leaving a trail

a residue of pain,

what if the rain feels pain

what if it reminisces of the

long-lost company

the melody of the

wine tingling glasses

getting slowly warmed

near the old fireplace

/that brooding pain/

that silhouette of silence

sitting silently in that warm creaky armchair

next to the old wobbly table

it has scars of time

etched on it

and the time has its impression

tucked neatly in the tattered pages

on the family album

bearing the swirly impression of my thumb

from the last time I took a peek

Yesterday I let that starving alley cat in

and let it warm its puny existence near my legs

sometimes I feel the pain of

those droplets from the

orphaned rain

And my mind ponders

Does it also need a shelter?

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