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The Literary Agent - Poem by VICTORIA GEORGE

I once wrote to a literary agent
Saying I wrote some good po-et-ry
I said I wanted his comment
Could his give his advice for this free?

I enclosed a very good sample
Of some of my literary art
I told him it was just an example
Of poetry straight from the heart

Today I received a reply
And opened the letter with glee
Then there were tears in my eyes
When I read what he’d written to me:

“Dear Madam I can only presume
You have sent this stuff by mistake
I would also have to assume
That you must be some kind of flake”

“Your ditties are vulgar and crude
I’m afraid I just don’t get the joke
The content’s horrendously rude
They’d offend any reasonable folk”

“These poems are not very nice
Your grammar is just short of sin
I would hope that you’ll take my advice
And chuck all this smut in the bin”

I read them again late last night
I had thought they were poetic treats
But I had to admit he was right
I’ll never be Browning or Keats

copyright Victoria George

Comments about The Literary Agent by VICTORIA GEORGE

  • Marilyn Lott (6/13/2008 8:44:00 AM)

    I love your poetic rhyme, Victoria, and you must not worry about
    what a Literary Agent says. I have written several books and could
    paper a room with the rejections. I've sign contracts with scam
    artists that claim to be 'Literary Agents' so please do not take them
    personally. I like your style, my friend! It's a '10' to me!

    Warm regards,
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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