Can you hold your ground?- Megha Sood

can you hold your ground

Have you ever been scarred by the moonlight?

Have you ever been scared to death,

by your big dreams?

 

Have you ever been scratched

and clawed by the angels?

Ripping your soul apart

as your hope dangles.

 

Have you ever get burned by the holy water,

left writhing and seething in pain?

Have you ever been torched by love,

left burning and crushing your hopes in vain?

 

Have you ever been blinded by a rainbow,

and left in the dark to wander?

Have you ever been duped by the trust

of the people you encountered?

 

Have you ever been succumbed

by the fragrance of the rose?

Does the proximity of  someone

scrapes you a little more?

 

Does the calmness in the moment

drives you crazy?

Does the feel of dewdrops

blisters your skin easy?

 

Have you ever felt jaded by

the squeals and laughs of everyone around?

Do you still think

feeling like this,

you can hold your ground?

 

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I’m an avid reader, loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry and sometimes can scribble few lines too. Loves to dance in the rain, have an undying love for nature, can watch the beautiful sunset for hours. I have worked in the IT field for almost a decade as a manager, worked crazy hours and traveled around the world. In that busy schedule, I never got the time to creatively express my thoughts. Now every time I finish a poem, free verse anything it fills me with so much happiness and excitement and a feeling to have created something of my own.  I blog at Megha’s World – A potpourri of emotions.

Flinch- Megha Sood

flinch

My soul flinches at the

very mention of your name

My fingers tremble in the night

as I recall the nightmare

recursively

like a bad movie

stuck on the reels

I want to scrape the

memory of yours

want to mask it with the

empty memories of

my life

the stench of your

sickening presence

has suffocated me

for so long

has left an abyss in my soul

even if I’m blinded

by the goodness

of the light surrounding me

you still can manage

to cast a shadow

and eclipse my heart

with all the pain

I have been

hiding all along

the shivering, trembling

and those seizures of

incessant pain

never seems to slow down

the gut-wrenching

feel of your touch

which scarred my soul

has left a deep impression

which I so want to ignore

Not a single day passes

when I wish your

existence should

be a glitch

in nature

fixing the mistake of

an excuse for a human you are

and everything I hope for

becomes pure and true again

and I forever wake up from the

the bad dream that you are.

 

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I’m an avid reader, loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry and sometimes can scribble few lines too. Loves to dance in the rain, have an undying love for nature, can watch the beautiful sunset for hours. I have worked in the IT field for almost a decade as a manager, worked crazy hours and traveled around the world. In that busy schedule, I never got the time to creatively express my thoughts. Now every time I finish a poem, free verse anything it fills me with so much happiness and excitement and a feeling to have created something of my own.  I blog at Megha’s World – A potpourri of emotions.

Broken promises- Megha Sood

Broken Promises

String of broken promises

and false hopes

makes our story

A succession of lies

built on the pyre of the dead truths

because you didn’t keep the promise

 

You surrendered to the patriarchy

You stirred and dissolved all the hope and love

in your infected vial of anger

You cannot save me again

because you didn’t keep the promise

 

Don’t you dare

ask me to look at the blinding light again

pushing again me against my boundaries

asking me to breathe against my wishes

because you didn’t keep the promise

 

You kept the stinking lies

tucked under false pretenses

I rose from the ashes

just to be burned alive on the pyre again

You can’t  keep weaving the same

web of deceit again

Don’t you dare

because you didn’t keep the promise

 

The more of you try to hide it

It spreads the infection more

The more you smirk

the more you feed your ego

the more our dreams are getting suffocated

You can’t tell me to keep me going on

because you didn’t keep the promise.

 

I’m standing right here

alone at the crossroads of life

betrayed and broken

waiting for the tune to change

though my heart keeps mourning

with every passing breath

Well, you didn’t keep the promise.

 

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I’m an avid reader, loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry and sometimes can scribble few lines too. Loves to dance in the rain, have an undying love for nature, can watch the beautiful sunset for hours. I have worked in the IT field for almost a decade as a manager, worked crazy hours and traveled around the world. In that busy schedule, I never got the time to creatively express my thoughts. Now every time I finish a poem, free verse anything it fills me with so much happiness and excitement and a feeling to have created something of my own.  I blog at Megha’s World – A potpourri of emotions.