Broken Word

Broken Words


How do you measure the

incongruence in your life?

a life askew and

unstable and mounted

in a haphazard manner

like the pile of the unopened letters by your door


your failed ambition,

piling inside your aberrant mind

you did try to sort it

but failed,



You dreams are untethered and

hanging by the threads of

flailing reality

you did learn the sailor knot

Didn't you?


But you never have mustered the courage to

brave the raging storms in her life

your house is pristine

and windows are clear enough

to let the silence

seep through the broken frames


You feel the sliver of the

forgotten sunshine which will warm

those obsidian corners your heart

left to be rotten

like the milk from

yesterday night left on the kitchen top

now no longer usable


those silken drapes are flirting with the winds

and cunningly whispering those

last broken words

before the

sunsets for another day

leaving you succumbed

like the words of a forgotten song.



Megha Sood


Megha Sood 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


  1. Brilliant word play. Silence was roaring in your work

  2. So happy you put in a warning about the Wind and it's whisperings!!! Sometimes the words and reminders of the past are not so helpful but then sometimes they bring you beautiful words to pen like your verses here!! Reminds me of a great line from a Kris Kristofferson song - "the disappearing dreams of yesterday"! Bellissimo, Megha!

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