I am still unsure if I have a "type" in writing poems. I know I mostly feel like writing when something disturbs my equilibrium. It could be good or bad. Intense emotions become poems. Here are a few of my favorite poems. Following which is a list of all my poetry publications.
The waiting room
I came in the room crying
with shock of the sublime.
The doctor would meet me
when he thought it was the ideal time.
As I grew up,
I understood where I was
It wasn't really a bad place,
More like a play between the pause.
I met many a nice people
waiting with me here
Since I had the time,
I exchanged smiles and tears.
Not all whom I met were kind
Few days in Heaven
Six months pregnant
and budding with joy
I packed for my trip
I had heard about the weather
warmer than my town in CT
and busier too I assumed
It was going to be the last trip
We would stay warm indoors
till the baby came
Cherries wouldn't blossom in November
and that was okay
I would visit the Smithsonian instead
Hubby attended his seminar
Call me Home
I am afraid to tell you this,
but I know I must.
I wish I didn't feel so strongly about it, but I do.
I wish I could enjoy myself despite everything,
but I can't.
I know I wanted this;
I prayed and begged and threatened.
I wish you hadn't yielded.
I don't like it as much as I thought I would.
I know that everyone and everything is nice,
but it’s not what I want now.
I know that you sent me here to learn,
but I want to come home.
What is this life without you?
What is it that I want, I don't know?
Poem “Music in the house” about various sounds in the house is published here. The poem tries to tell how sounds become music if there is love.
I am so happy to be a part of this as it has an amazing collection of many international writers.
The sales from this book go to Starving Artists Fund.
Life as it happens
Poem “I lost her somewhere” in anthology “Life as it happens” The poem is about a women realizing the loss of the girl she once was.
It has 105 poets, can you imagine what a treat that is?
Poetry 4 our Planet
Poem “Watching wings” published here which talks about a bird drinking water in my balcony.
I am so happy to be a part of this project and hope to write poems and stories that can be part of something so huge.
Poem “To the workaholic” is published by Sea Green Zines. The poem is a letter to workaholics everywhere.
Woman's Era is one of the reputed magazines in India.
Poem published in the inaugural issue of Afflatus. it is based in the Philippines and some of the proceeds will go to a family support group in Philippine General Hospital during Christmas.
I am happy to be a part of this project.
Poem “I can’t wait” published in the July (second) issue of Woman's era It is about my 9-monthwait to meet my little monkey.
Poem “Hope” published in this Ezine which encourages new poets. This is one of my very first poems and getting it published gives so much hope and encouragement. The poem, as the name suggests, is about hope.
Poem “I let it fly away" published with some really talented poets. The poem was published in the issue themed "Loss"
Very honored to be part of this "must read" journal.
Silver Birch Press
Poem “I like it here" published in this monthly themed press.
My first international publication, What makes it so rewarding is that I had to rework on it thrice. It has made me appreciate the quality standard of the publication house and it also feels so good to know that they are willing to work with you and are ensuring that only the best from you is published.
Silver Birch Press
Poem “The naming ceremony” published with Silver Birch press again.
The poem is about my name and how it came to existence. This was a themed issue about names and their history.
Poem “What will happen next?” about uncertainty in life is published here. The poem expresses mild form of fear because of uncertainty.
Writing Raw encourages young and new poets too.
The Criterion Journal
Poem “Alone” published in the reputed bimonthly, peer reviewed international journal. The poem is about the feeling of loneliness after marriage
I am honored to be a part of this prestigious journal
Poem “What have we done?” published here again. Poem is about patriotism and the love and sense of responsibility a child feels for her mother.
Poem “Waiting in anticipation” which I had conceived while traveling by train and waiting for something. (Read in poem) It is one of the most spontaneous poems I have written. It is a funny read for sure. You will surely read it twice.
Poem “The wall” published in the reputed Female first. This is one of my best poems and I wish to make a book of such meaningful and thought-provoking poems
Female First is one of the top media sites of UK and obviously, it felt wow to see my work published here.
The Big book of Poetry
Two poem “Behind the clouds” and "Few days in Heaven" published in here. The poem "Behind the cloudsr" was written when I realized how impatient I can be.
"TBBOP" is my first collaboration with Anthology House Publishing. Hope to have more work published with them soon.
A Room of our own.
Poem “An Indian Woman” published here is on my perspective of an Indian woman.
A Room of Our Own: An Anthology of Feminist & Womanist Writing is a collection of essays, poetry, and short stories written by women.
Rhymes and Rhythm
Two poems “Heaven" and "The waiting room" published in here. The poem "Heaven" are my questions about Heaven.
The publishing house "First Step Publishing" is growing and distributing globally which makes it an honor to work with them.
The weekly Avocet
Poem “Fireworks" published in the reputed weekly journal of poetry - Issue247. This poem was written on 4th of July after seeing the amazing fireworks near home.
The weekly Avocet is a journal that sends poetry on nature every sunday morning - making it a leisure read every weekend.
Ek Sehar ummid bhari
Poem "The real problem" is published in this dual anthology of hindi and english poets. My friend who isn't very thin expressed her issues with marriage and fat. I was devastated to realize how body centric the world can be. This poem was written with the hope of reaching out to her.
Publication coming soon
Poem “Love in the house” published in the October (second) issue of Woman's era It is about all the noises in the house - with love they become like music.
The weekly Avocet
Poem “Kismet" published in the reputed weekly journal of poetry - Issue 258. This poem is about how we are to go back to the source.
The weekly Avocet is a journal that sends poetry on nature every Sunday morning - making it a leisure read every weekend.
This I know...
Poem “The blissful leaf" published in this anthology of prose and poems.
The poem is about the leaf knowing that it is attached to the tree and no matter what happens, till it is attached - nothing can harm it.
Poem "My son hasn't come home yet" published in Whispering Poiesis - A labor of lot of love by Mr. Gopakumar Radhakrishnan.
The poem is about a mother's worries of her son.
Poem published in this magazine all the way from Australia.
The angry poem depicts my thoughts on customer service.
Poem "Nostalgia" published where intercultural writers are offered an unique opportunity to publish their work and share it with the world which makes it wonderful place to publish.
The poem as the name suggests is about - Nostalgia.
Poetry Super Highway
Poem "Pained" published in this wonderful site of poetry. Absolutely honored to be part of 20th Annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Poetry Issue.
The poem is an expression of a question that has been bothering me for a long time.
Our Poetry Archive
Poem "Apraadh", "The repetitive thief" and "Dreams" published in this monthly journal of poetry in the June 2018 issue.
Apraadh expresses my thoughts after killing. The repetitive thief is about my thoughts on regrets and Dreams is about dreams.
Further Within Darkness & Light
Poem "What does it mean to be a human" is published in this collection of poetry which gives all its proceeds to charity.
The poem as the name suggests are my thoughts on being a human.
Poem "To Child", "I know" and "In His bubble" published in this spiritual anthology of poetry in the July 2018
These poems have mostly come to me after my meditation and are spiritual in nature.
I am strength
Poem "Ode to the peaks" coming here soon
Poem "In control" published in Minute Magazine. An online, nonprofit literary & art publication dedicated to examining life under the microscope.
The poem is about my struggle for waking up early.
Fourth and Sycamore
Poem "Faces in the carpet" and "Choosing memories" published in the literary journal of Greenville Public Library - Fourth and Sycamore.
"Faces in the carpet" is about just another day of motherhood.and "Choosing memories" is about my dad.