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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Critique/Review (for writers) (05/06/10)

TITLE: Critical Acclaim
By D.A. Urnosky
05/12/10


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Critical Acclaim

The book had been written
A classic for ages
He breezed through in minutes
To type many pages

How simple, how easy
To prose for your money
Taught from a manual
Quick steps up to twenty

The lessons were simple
The concepts were neat
Riches for the pickings
Fame and fortune, how sweet

To find a good agent
His story to peddle
It would only take one
For a contract to settle

He received a reply
A letter that stated
Interest in your book
Six weeks, so he waited

The letters kept coming
Five and six in the mail
Saying sorry, keep trying
On your quest for the grail

Fourteen hundred rejects
Piled high in a stack
Determined to make it
Perseverance, no lack

In the mail came a note
From an agent that said
Send me the first chapter
Canít believe what I read

He jumped with elation
As he ran for the door
To mail twelve pages, of
Seven hundred and four

The response he received
Was remarkably sad
From an agent who wrote
This book is really bad

When I skimmed your outline
For myself, had to see
That this tale was written
Not a joke could it be

This novel will not fly
Off the shelves in a store
No Christian will read it
And be begging for more

Please stay at your day job
Keep away from those tomes
That teach you to author
Twenty lessons from home

He ripped up the letter
This agent couldnít see
Original writing
Meant for the family

No violence, no steaming
Not a swear word in sight
This agent knows nothing
This novel would take flight

This plotline was clever
This idea new and bold
The story of Jesus
Without death, growing old


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Mildred Sheldon05/13/10
Thank you for sharing your poem. Keep writing and God bless.
D.A. Urnosky05/14/10
Well done, good sense of humor. I chuckled through the entire poem.
Caitlyn Meissner05/14/10
Interesting idea. I really liked your poem. :)