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Spring Blog Nominations for Best Blogs – Now Open

Hello Everyone, 

I will be doing my Spring Blog List at the end of May/ beginning of June. Nominations are now open. I would like to highlight some of my fav and new bloggers and would love if you all can join in and mention a blogger you would like me to highlight in the comments. Rules are simple – You cannot nominate yourself, use hateful language or promote a business. The category of blog can be anything from poetry, photography, travel, cooking and anything between that makes you feel good about reading the blog. Write one or two lines about why you like the blog you nominate and leave a link of the blog and your blog with your comment. No more than 2 nominations per person. Deadline to comment will be until May 29, 2019. I will go through the list and include the blogs that follow the rules along with the blog (person) who mentions the nominee! 🙂 Hope you can all participate!

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That night – Napowrimo Day 9

That night
Your words were more honest
Than they had been in a long while
Not laced with the lies 
Your tongue had become accustomed to…
Caged Inhibitions of your heart erupted
Like mount Vesuvius
Drowning me
In the hot lava that poured out of your lips
Words you withheld with years of constraints
Words that I had always known in my heart
More pure than any drop of “ganga jal” or any holy water…
But then they said, ” it was just the whiskey talking.”

 

poetry and image copyright neha 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by a poetry prompt for #Napowrimo Day 9


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When he smiled…

He smiled in his sleep,
and her heart skipped a beat…
after hours of cradling,
and singing lullabies offbeat,
to a crying little human,
who didn’t want to sleep…
shook his rattle,
louder than his shriek,
while playing hide and go seek,
who threw up on her arm,
after his meal
and babbled as though
he could speak…
During his bath,
A moment she wished she could steal,
And store away…
Just like now, when he smiled in his sleep.

 

 

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Napowrimo Day 4

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Open Letter to 22

Dear 22,

I see you
In my rearview,
Smiling,
Stark contrast to the crying baby,
I now hold in my arms.

22 I see you,
Twirling in the perfect dress
In your ‘perfect’ shape that you call
A ‘work in progress’…
Unknown of the scars you will bear
When birthing your child…
Unknown of the uphill climb it will take
To get back to this shape,
You may or may not reach,
While you struggle to find,
The ‘now perfect’ dress
That will hide, your imperfections.

22 I see you,
Wake up early 
for your first real job
After a good night’s sleep
While I go on my 2nd day with no sleep
And a sick baby… But 22, I want you to know I adore you,
I am proud of you for chasing your dreams
And smiling against all odds,
Just like how you will smile,
With a sick baby in your arms
Reminiscing about the times you were young
But never for once trade who you have become…
A warrior with battles to fight
A cook that creates a storm at night
A lover who lives to love
And above all
A mom,
Who holds this baby in her arms…
22, I see you.

 

Me on my 22nd bday many years ago haha…
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You can also find this piece on my Instagram handle @doodlesandmusingsofnewmom (https://www.instagram.com/doodlesandmusingsofnewmom/)

 

Happy National Poetry Month to all my fellow poets, I will try to write a new poem everyday this month, starting with the one above!


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Follow me on Instagram! – Doodles and musings of a new mom

Hi Everyone,

As I take on this journey of motherhood, I am penning some musings and doodles on Instagram – Follow me here: https://www.instagram.com/doodlesandmusingsofnewmom/

image and poetry copyright neha 2019

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Much Love,

 

Neha

 

 


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My love

My love for you
goes beyond all silver linings
from the darkest storm
it stretches like the wind
to glorious sunlit days
beyond all seasons…
it waves at the universe
with the constant rhythm
of being alive,
of being in love…
My love for you
folds like a gentle prayer
in silent waves
of the vast ocean
that does not question
the emotions
of the heart
rising and falling
like the tides…

My love for you…
is endless hope
with infinite dreams
and peaceful sleeps
of holding you close
in my heart.

poetry nad image copyright neha 2019