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Growing Feathers by Neetu

February 26, 2024 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , ,

Growing Feathers

we were wingless
until we knew love

our breathless breath
lifted us
into rainbows

eagle-like we soared
fearless and bold

flapping newfound wings
feathers soft as gossamer

and        it was then
we understood
the lightness of being

©Neetu Malik

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Where the River Ends by Neetu

January 26, 2024 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , ,

Where the River Ends

in its gurgling sprint
toward the sea

this river into which
I empty love’s ashes—
indeed like many others
before me—
makes no fuss
no cries of complaint

the sediments and muck
of human sorrow
are all the same

to be deposited into
wider arms
deeper depths

dispersed and dispelled

© Neetu Malik

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Brewing Time by Neetu

December 26, 2023 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , ,

Brewing Time

unaware, you become
resigned to
where you find yourself

relieved there’s no rush
to hit the road again

the road will be there
it never ends

you’d rather stay awhile
make some friends

enjoy a short stop
at a wayside brewery

pulling over
you scrutinize the long list of brews
names you haven’t heard before

the bartender smiles as he explains
the dark and the pale
you’re tired of the same old stout and ale
you ask for the hoppiest he can recommend

you take a swig, a sharp tang on your tongue
tells you it’ll do

the road has a long wait
it’s going to be quite a while
before you’re ready to move

© Neetu Malik

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Neetu Malik: Featured Author

November 29, 2023 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , , ,

Neetu Malik’s poetry is an expression of life’s rhythms and the beat of the human spirit. She draws upon diverse multicultural experiences and observations across three continents in which she has lived. She has contributed to The Australia Times Poetry Magazine, October Hill Magazine, Prachya Review, among others. Her poems have appeared in The Poetic Bond Anthology V and VI published by Willowdown Books, UK,  NY Literary Magazine’s Tears Anthology  and Poetic Imagination Anthology (Canada).

Her poem, “Soaring Flames”, was awarded First-Place by the NY Literary Magazine (2017). She has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, 2019 for her poem “Sacred Figs” published by Kallisto Gaia Press in their Ocotillo Review in May, 2018.

Neetu lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Appearances by Neetu

November 26, 2023 by in category Poet's Day by Neetu Malik tagged as , , ,


I hear a knock at the door . . .
but no one appears

I sigh with relief
because I don’t need
an audience
when I am dressed
in my pajamas at noon
couldn’t care less
to impress
or to pretend
I’m a sophisticate
just waking up late
having exhausted
my intellect solving
climate change
or something still undefined
but to be expected
at the crack of dawn
one day in the future
if I am still alive

when all I did
was stare at my coffee
until it was cold . . .

but the relief!
Oh why must I apologize
for what I wear
or what I believe
even if someone appears
uninvited at my door?

The thought troubles–
I go inside
myself . . . feeling
like a hypocrite
disenchanted by
the force of habit
to seem nice

(c) Neetu Malik

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