EDIT EDIT EDIT

Written by: Eileen Manassian

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!