Unavoidable Pain

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Editing

here I sit…
back up straight…
choosing what should be edited
choosing what needs  be chucked
and though it may all have seemed great
now I look over my year’s work
and I observe every mistake
not to speak of those
stilted rhymes
then I think
yes, this is it
the moment of
unavoidable
pain….

Written for Prompt 37: Unavoidable Pain from Mind Love Misery

16 thoughts on “Unavoidable Pain

  1. ah, beautiful take on the prompt… I was thinking about it and hadn’t come up with anything yet, but that was clever, and so true

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  2. There’s a world of difference between a blog post and a final product intended for publication. The former is the pure, ephemeral manifestation of creativity, while the latter is the formal application of editorial discipline. Both are equally important (unless you’re going for the Oscar Wilde approach — “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”― Oscar Wilde)

    Frankly, I’m consistently lost in amazement at your creative volume. Sure, go back and edit the back end if you need to, but please make sure you don’t put your creative voice at risk on the front end.

    We all need to hear your thoughts, your words, your voice!

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