Friday, April 14, 2006

Anti-Venom

Writers want
to be published,
recognized,
lauded,
applauded,
generally have their egos
over inflated,
so when,
scaly-skinned editors,
coiled behind
P.O. Boxes,
sink viperous rejection
into the shins
of their
latest creations,
they’ll have enough left,
to send them out again.

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

13 comments:

Eric said...

grandma bessie always said you could never fill a child's bucket too full because there's always someone wanting to poke holes in it . . . guess the same holds true for poets :)

floots said...

great way to put it
(though i confess that i'm low on ego stamps at present - or maybe just idle) :)

Aurora said...

Eric, did Grandma Bessie say that before or after she'd say I was her favourite grandchild? :)

Pat, about this poem: you are oh so bitter. But you sure know how to write!:)

polona said...

another great write!

Masago said...

Yikes! If I was one of your cockers I'd be on best behaviour (at least for for the next day or two). :-)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Pass the anti-venom serum please! I'm afraid I need a whole bunch.

Poetry by Kai said...

hey pat, this is a really cool poem..
and i have to say i agree with u...

i want my ego too.....

Queen Neetee said...

I'm so glad that everything that I write is published....on my blog page. I eliminated the middle man.
:)

great poem pat! You're quick witted, to the point, and a good writer. I like that.

dsnake1 said...

great stuff, pat!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like this one --- we all have those days!

Tim S said...

reminds me of a poetic confession about my own artsitc ego:

Moments of sensitivity, documented, captured and finally held randsom by a mad power hungry investment banker who says "I'll milk this juicy morsel for every last return".

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I think it's that some of them (editors) seem to think it's esential to be rude. I don't think there's ever an excuse for that.

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks everyone!!!