11-30 Rejections

Here’s to those who reject my submissions.

Critics’ Reviews


Sagacity Rebuked


He thought his poems buoyant and zephyrous.

The editor’s note was obstreperous:

“Your zealous hyperbole,


Has made your consistency leprous.”



Here Lies


What would I want hewed as my epitaph?

An engraved rhyme? On bronze plaque?

On wooden cross, lettered black

“A momentary set back?”


The viewer, in a somber mood, likes wit.

A poetry critic was grave:

“Stubbled verse rated a shave.

For once he’s learned to behave.”



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