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Below is the poem entitled EDIT EDIT EDIT which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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EDIT EDIT EDIT

Edit, edit, edit…
To whom to give the credit?
Must we help to fine tune things?
Or leave the poet pondering?

Edit, Edit, Edit…
You need to check and spell it
A missing word or two
Can change the poem’s hue

Edit, Edit, Edit…
To get credit and not debit
Go over every line
Make sure the rhyme is fine

Edit, Edit, Edit…
How often have I said it?
A ghastly slip or two
Makes the reader look over you!

Edit, Edit, Edit…
My poem’s done…I’ll bed it!
I have tried to fix and patch
Your attention just to catch!

Eileen Manassian Ghali


PS....Just to let you know that I've made some changes to my two poems, Make Love to Me, and I Want Someone. Richard...thanks for the tip on the latter!

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 12:20:00 AM
    How true! I'm not the best at punctuation, but the words often get churned over and over in my head until I get it the way I want it... but don't you love those moments where you grab onto an idea and it comes through your pen so effortlessly you hardly even believe that you indeed did write it? I've had that feeling a couple times... it's awesome! Nice job at grabbing my attention... I clicked on this piece of yours because all three words were in caps... lol!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/14/2013 12:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Timothy. Unfortunately....it seems not everyone found that title an attention grabber! Yes...I know what you mean. Sometimes I can't get to my computer fast enough, and I've had some poems just flutter away! :( Thanks for the comment!
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Edit edit edit.... and you have perfected it!! Editing is something we cannot skip, not only looking for mistakes or typos, but because expressing ideas as we want them to be expressed! Lovelyyyyyyy!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/14/2013 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Habibi...I didn't see this post! Thanks for the comment. Where have you been hiding? Didn't get to see you at Uni yesterday! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:19:00 AM
    Very creative and fun rhyme...and certainly makes a lot of sense.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/24/2013 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, David....Ironically enough, I've had to hit the edit button twice on this little piece! ;)
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 7:21:00 PM
    We all hope our friends will point out these things to us in a kind way...as one did for me today....very nice respectful poem eileen