By Aishwariya Laxmi
When she first sat down to write She bled a drop or two of pain onto the page Now those drops have become a cyclonic flood And nothing can stop her From bleeding red rubies that shine Upon a barren earth
The Writer as a Mystic
Do you see yourself In every character you write? How many faces and layers does this Eve have? Is she a narcissist? Or an empath caught in a toxic web of lies? Ask her to make up her mind Before she has someone else Make it up for her Peel back the carefully constructed lies That surround her To arrive at the truth So glorious and pristine It would take an army to get past the fort She has built around herself They must swim through the moat of scandal, Draw swords with deceit Until they discover the core inside her Shining like a beacon in the night Emitting a glow that few can see.
The Muse Within
Writerly. Disorderly. Cacophony. Laughing evilly. Does she make sense to you? Do you make sense to her? Transactional Analysis. Decision Paralysis. Move on! Cry voices in the dark But she ignores them To her own detriment And pain flows through her veins Like hot lava Scalding her insides And scarring her from within Emblazoning you on her skin And on the four chambers of her heart She seems to have awakened Mnemosyne And it’s her spirit that flows within.
Write Your Way Through It
Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Write. Live As natural as that. As important. Expression. Don’t ever stop. Life will run out.
The Sheer Joy of Writing
Wake up. Write your morning notes Write a memo. Your things-to-do list. Your grocery list. Compose an email at work. Edit. Slash. Repeat. Think. Dream. Activate those gray cells. Transfer onto page. Process complete
Aishwariya Laxmi is an Indian writer, editor, blogger, and poet living in suburban Chennai, India. Her poems appear in Spillwords.com, The Drabble, anthologies by Sweetycat Press, Writefluence, Soul Poet Society, ThirdEyeButterflyPress, Indie Blu(e) Publishing, etc. Her bio was featured in ‘Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2021’ by Sweetycat Press. She was one of the Top 3 winners of High-5- The Great Poetry Hunt Contest organized by WriteFluence in 2021. She has also written flash fiction and essays that have been published in about 25 anthologies, which are available on Amazon.
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Hi Aishwariya. I love your poetry. Do you have any collections entirely of you work published? If not, may I recommend Steve Cawte at Impspired Publications. I think he’d be interested in publishing you. Your poetry is brilliant. Here’s wishing you all the best.
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Hi Jim, thank you so much for the encouragement and suggestion. I dont have any collection entirely of my work published yet, but I hope to in the future.