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Praying for Sri Lanka

Shine on
Rise above the darkness
Into the
Light
And though we weep
Now for the ones we lost
Keep hope in your heart
Always

 

poetry and image copyright neha 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for Napowrimo Day 21 it was with great sadness in my heart that I wrote this piece, praying for Sri Lanka and the devastating tragedy it faced. May you always keep hope.

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Begin Again – Napowrimo Day 8

She tried so hard

but her heart

did not have any beats left

to begin again

 

poetry and image copyright neha 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posting a day late but here was my piece for day 8 of #napowrimo


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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…
poetry and image copyright neha 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Cold Pebbles

You did not know

where to begin

as you stood on the edge of your thoughts

trying to find sense

in the nonsensical rhymes

of the rain

pouring outside your window

tapping on the cold pebbles

of your heart

displacing  logic

a tad bit to the left

of what you felt was right…

you did not know.

 

poem and image copyright neha 2019