Where Is My Pencil And My Stack Of Yellow Lined Paper
I'm dating myself
I had yellow paper left over from school
This is practice paper
All my thoughts are sprawled out on paper
I can make correction after correction
Lines through words I spelled wrong
Even whole lines circled and re written
Later to be added on in a different place
Only to be scrapped at the final moment
As if there was no turning back
The white paper we never got
It was only used for the final copy
When it was time
We had to write real slow
In blue ink and I told myself over and over
I got this
I didn't care it took an hour
Even though I am cursing under every breath now
When I am done
I sit back sleep eyed and yawn
I did it
I knew I could
I just didn't realize it would take me an extra thirty five minutes
There could be no corrections on this paper
This had to be perfect
I could feel my body shift from cheek to cheek
As I leaned on the front of the seat
My hand was ready to fall off
Quit the belly aching
You have to keep going
You have to see it through
I have had many of these conversations
With no one else in the room
I became my own judge and jury
Last time I checked
I am getting fifteen years
Parole in five
For good behavior
DREAM ON (author) on April 20, 2018:
Gypsy Rose Lee I have been having some computer problems lately. I will tell you more later. I think you have to get out and promote your book at book stores and in libraries. I am sure more people will love it. I am so proud of all you have done. Keep the positive energy flowing. Talk soon. Have a wonderful Friday.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 20, 2018:
My book appears to remain a mystery. I have like 47 likes on my FB page and I put some new poems there now and then. I have not had any reviews on Amazon and I have not heard anything from anyone who might have read it. Yet, before I managed to come out with my book most everyone all over the net who I know encouraged me to do it and now there is silence. Oh, well go figure. Hope you have a wonderful and sunny weekend. My Sid sends Charlotte his sincerest meows and good wishes.
DREAM ON (author) on April 19, 2018:
Gypsy Rose Lee I love that your keeping busy doing what you love. Things sound so exciting. How are your book sales coming ? Busy here with work and the weather has finally turned nice. We have had a cross in between cold and rain. Charlotte misses Sid and sends lots and lots of love. Thank you for the update and I soon will be back more writing. Hope today is wonderful and tomorrow is even better.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 18, 2018:
These April days have me running in circles because I am doing the poetry challenge of 30 poems in 30 days on my poetry blog. Lots of fun. Then, of course, keeping up with everything else. On top of it all, I am in the process of trying to get my house sold to return to the U.S. in the summer. Hope all is well with you.
DREAM ON (author) on April 17, 2018:
Chitrangada Sharan Life has so many episodes like the longest running sitcom. I just hope it is a funny and enjoyable. That we all can relax and appreciate. Thank you so much for sharing and caring.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 17, 2018:
Thank God, we can erase and write again on the paper. How different from our lives! There are no retakes.
Enjoyed going through your hub! Thanks for sharing.