Life Cycle of a Poem

conception
gestation
creation
(birth)

elation
hesitation
deflation
(no worth)

analyzing
revising
surprising
(not bad)

perfected
directed
rejected
(so sad)

inspected
corrected
redirected
(sigh)

anticipating
still awaiting
speculating
(why?)

validation
jubilation
congratulations
(sold!)

publication
celebration
remuneration
(gold!!)


Peace to your !

4 Comments

  1. murisopsis says:

    I’m impressed by the cleverness and yet saddened by the reality… far too many poets give up after that 4th stanza.

    1. Many publications, both print and online, pay only in contributor copies; that can be a disincentive too. I used to send out poems and had a number of them published but find more satisfaction in simply posting them.

    1. Thank you, Butterfly! Have a great day!

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