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

TITLE: Reviewing Articles on a Summer Evening
By T. F. Chezum
06/02/10


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Reviewing Articles on a Summer Evening

Whose words these are I do not know.
His gibberish just has no flow.
He writes as if his skills exceed,
But truthfully, they’re far below.

With pages of his work to read,
I do not know what time I need.
And though I’ve just begun, I fear
It feels as though my brain might bleed.

With my red pen that I keep near,
I start my job. I need a beer.
I fill the page with marks and jots
Denoting where the goofs appear

To aid in bright’ning shadowed spots,
My reading lamp, one hundred watts.
The extra light will help me see
The work of incoherent thoughts.

Now wishing I could watch T.V.
I cringe at every page I see
But keeping silent, not a peep
I remain busy as a bee.

The words are drivel, dull and cheap
But I have deadlines I must keep
And much to read before I sleep
And much to read before I sleep


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Elizabeth Cain06/04/10
I really enjoyed the rhymes of this poem. A humorous read indeed. My sister, laughed with each with each stanza (or, rather, every sentence). Good job with this week’s entry!
Dusti (Bramlage) Zarse06/04/10
How painful I think an editor's job must be sometimes. To tell someone (kindly) that their writing isn't cutting it, their plot-line is boring, and their characters are unbelievable. I empathize.
Joan Campbell06/09/10
Spot on topic and an oh-so-true portrayal of the Editor's job at its worst. Very enjoyable!
Sarah Elisabeth 06/10/10
Ah the poor editor! A very well done poem.

My only objection was the beer part....uh, well, guess we won't go there
Colin Swann06/10/10
LOL, I hope some of the marks weren't made by spashing the beer around.

Enjoyed the rhyme.
Rachel Phelps06/13/10
Loved this! Awesome creativity.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/13/10
Oh this was so much fun. I could picture you in your backyard with your red pen and freshly painted toes...It brought a beautiful smile to my face. It really is quite perfect!
Joanna Stricker06/13/10
I enjoyed your poem--and felt your pain. Good portrayal of editing woes and necessity!
Susan Montaperto06/13/10
With apologies to Robert Frost, ("miles to go before I sleep.") I enjoyed the rhythm and the rhyme scheme.
Keep writing.
Ruth Stromquist06/14/10

Enjoyed your "and much to read before I sleep", hearkening back to Frost. Fun.