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Author Name: FreeSavanahB 11 Comments
Date Added: July 30, 2004 14:07:03 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Editor
Red quill refilled and overflowing.
What I'll edit next there's no knowing
But I remark with evil grin
"I'll hack and slash with my red pen"

I'll grunt, sigh, groan, and wheeze
Theyll dot those Is and cross those Ts
When writing prose has lost its fun
Then I'll know my work is done!
Author's Notes:
I am helping a friend pre-edit her work for submission to her book company. I often feel like the biggest buzz-kill on earth when I get after her beautiful verses with my red pen. But, alas, I am a much better editor than poet..sigh.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeRobert Neal on June 10, 2005 12:31:04 AM Report
They say the pen is mightier than the sword ... and yet the red quill that is hacking slashing suggests that "the pen IS the sword". This brought a smile to my face.
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 27, 2005 04:57:56 PM Report
Those who can't write...edit..Gotta be the hardest part of publishing, having some A-hole, scratching out your meaning to fit the page...len
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on April 17, 2005 12:08:43 AM Report
Great penning Savanah. About your about part of this write, you are an awesome poet. Never doubt yourself my friend. ;o) *S* Wind Whisperer
Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on September 12, 2004 06:11:19 AM Report
If you really are a better editor than poet, I want you to work on my poems. But, on the basis of this and other poems of yours that I have read, I doubt it very much. Great work.
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on September 11, 2004 09:29:18 PM Report
Nice, witty little poem SavanahB.

Sharon Jorcil-James
Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on August 29, 2004 12:36:38 PM Report
Ah, so I get professional help, with my poems, I am honored. Wonderful poem.
Comment By: FreeZenith Elliott on August 15, 2004 06:42:10 PM Report
Oh, I really love your humor. Well done! ~Z~
Comment By: FreeJames Lagoski on August 8, 2004 11:13:27 AM Report
Dear Savanah-
Ahhh-But it is the eye for detail that the writer or author may not see past the message he is trying to convey that a posed eye might-
It is all in the circle of perfection so that
the piece becomes attainable to all those the
creator is trying to reach-
And I'm sure in it's moment of release it has become a work of mental art ready to be accepted by all those who will absorb its thoughts-
The author now stands with pride in his finished piece of his soul-
So may you continue to benefit this process-
Best Wishes~
James
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on August 7, 2004 12:12:10 PM Report
Sometimes makes you feel you've pulled the wings off a butterfly, doesn't it? It's all for the good of the work. You must be an excellent editor, you certainly are a poet. Good work. ML
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 6, 2004 02:38:24 PM Report
When ask to wield that red pen, then look out, huh?....Delightful, short and to the point write, SavanahB...
I do enjoy your work....
Margaret...the bag person, posin' as a poet....
Comment By: Freeerma todd on July 31, 2004 04:30:15 PM Report
I think your a wonderful poet..I like this one a lot..Erma




 


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