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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Editor (05/27/10)

TITLE: They're Changing My Work
By Clyde Blakely
05/28/10


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My words no longer mine.
Someone elseís pen changing
My words no longer mine
Spaces, commas moving

My words no longer mine
How much a page they want
Is it a fee or a fine
I think this is a taunt

My words no longer mine
My work, they add their name
Legal but itís a crime
Itís just a crying shame

My words no longer mine
Who do they think they are
My work was really fine
I want feathers and tar

My words no longer mine
More adjectives and verbs
Meterís not in my time
For an upset, burned-out, dumbfounded writer this irritates and perturbs

My words no longer mine
Send back with my approval
Changes on every line
What recourse at my disposal

My words no longer mine
Do changes and send back
Am I out of my mind
Itís just hack, hack, hack, hack

My words no longer mine
Mailís arrived, one letter
Accepts, sign dotted line
Oh, I love my editor



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Graham Starling06/05/10
This was great fun. I feel your pain.
Brenda Shipman 06/06/10
Sure hurts to have our babies "altered" doesn't it! Very clever and cute.
Allen Stark06/11/10
I agree 100%. In fact, I quit a reporting job nearly two years ago because the editor made my articles sound more like hers than mine.