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Like we all do

Pain unravels slowly
like the filigree ends of a fern leave
unfurling in the dewy winter mornings
nature gives away the love
it stores and nurtures
the laughter it has saved
in those thick boughs of the oak
now old and thick
fell -opens to the wild
licking its wounds

grappling with the fear of being forgotten
the joys of being the swing
of squealing joys and laughter
hugged by those soft palms
calling it home
How can you see the fleeting pain
in those crumbled leaves of autumn,
losing that crimson tinge?
with every passing day
with the pain of the separation still
carved deep in their longing
these longings are cleaved deeply
on nature's soul
a pain too cryptic to decipher
for those who never learn,
how nature clings to its loss
like we all do.

About the author

Megha Sood

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Free Verse Revolution, Whisper and the Roar, Poets Corner and contributing editor at Ariel Chart.

Her 290+ works have been featured in 521 Magazine #Sideshow, Oddball, Pangolin review, Fourth and Sycamore, Paragon Press, Royal Rose, Visitant Lit, Quail Bell, Modern Literature, Visual Verse, Dime show review, Nightingale and Sparrow, Piker Press and many more. Her poetry has recently been published in the anthology "We will not be silenced" by Indie Blu(e) Publishing, ("All the Lonely people", Blank Paper Press) and upcoming in 10 other anthologies by US, Australian and Canadian Press. Her poem "Survivor" was selected for the "Survival is Insufficient" series by the Jersey City Writers as part of the event sponsored by the National Endowment of Arts.

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

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