Acceptance is a colorless offering by Megha Sood

Acceptance has its own definition
it varies,
it tastes different to your soul than mine

Have you ever seen a child
standing on the sidewalk?
in the middle of deep thick pouring
hands and tongue stretched out
eager to soak the body
a sacred libation to the rain gods

acceptance is a colorless offering
rain falls on leaves,
on the blade of a humbling grass,
on the bole of a mighty oak,
on a fallen kite
engulfing its existence

on the parched throat of the caked earth
in the eyes of my granny
thick as a fig,
a mere touch of it
renders her soul pure
on a field
with full-grown harvest
devouring the dreams
of a million hungry eyes

it falls on the mighty tall building
washing the dust and soot
cleansing it
falls on the face of that child
woven as beads in her hair
rain hesitates
and waits for its acceptance
every time,
everywhere,
every place
it falls.

©2018 Megha Sood

 

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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 works have been featured in 521 Magazine #Sideshow, Oddball, Pangolin review, Fourth and Sycamore,KOAN ( Paragon press),Modern Literature, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Modern poetry, Spill words Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Writer’s Cafe Magazine, and coming up in Dime Show review,Piker Press, The Stray branch and many more.

Her poetry has recently been published in the anthology “We will not be silenced” by Indie Blu(e) Publishing and upcoming in three other anthologies by US, Australian and Canadian Press.

She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/.

 

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