Megha Sood Debuts


 Joy is sudden, gradual, elusive

and sometimes downright grotesque

it can creep up to you

when you least expect it and

or can exist in the residual amount

when you want it in abundance

Joy is unexpected when a sudden rush of warm feeling

fills you from within

in the middle of a eulogy

and you picture her perfectly

in her auburn hair standing on the porch

braving the harsh sun

which is burning her bare shoulders

and the air is doused

with apple tinged perfume

Joy is perfunctory

when you exchanging

those smiles

tightly tucked between your teeth

as you walk slowly with

steps measured in equal proportion

heading towards the

wheel of life

Joy is that sudden urge

which lights up your skittish heart

like the strides of the Aurora Borealis

and with is grandeur

mesmerizes you

and within a speck of a second

takes you back to the

banality of lies

Joy is many flavors of awe

just like the million flavors

in that ice cream shop and

you are mesmerized

like a child

standing there


/in fact/

for a moment

Joys are crotched of memories

which we pick up and unspool in private

running it incessantly on the

spokes of time

Joy is unattainable




and everything in betweenBio :


Megha Rani lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is also a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, FVR Publishing, Whisper and the Roar and Poets Corner.

Her works have been featured in GoDogGoCafe, Whisper and the Roar, Duane Poetree, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Poets Corner, Modern poetry, Spillwords Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Writer’s Cafe Magazine, and coming up in Modern Literature,KOAN(Paragon Press), Dime Show review and many more.

She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. She blogs at

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6 Responses to Megha Sood Debuts

  1. So thankful to the editor Jeanette for publishing my work and supporting me. Jeanette, I write under the name “Megha Sood” I would really update if you can change it in the current publication.

  2. Pingback: Three poems published in Cavalcade of stars-“Pond – a reflection”, “Sun and its duality”, “Joy”. – Megha's World

  3. Thanks so much for sharing Megha’s poem!! A very talented author!!!

  4. Yasmin says:

    In awe with you poems dear!
    This one is beyond beautiful ❤

  5. Thanks so much Yasmin.

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