Ode to a Volunteer Editor

By gypsy

Original link: https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/ode-to-a-volunteer-editor.aspx

Tags: editors, humour, errors, doggerel, tired, rhymes

Added: 29 Nov 2011 Views: 2082 Avg Score: 4.88

Well intentioned friends are a true blessing!

I posted something in a forum and received the following message from a well-intentioned friend:

“You used ‘precious’ twice, however, and made a typo in ‘perceive’ in the third paragraph.

It's a good thing you have a volunteer editor to point out these things, isn't it?

Sincerely, your own volunteer editor, Ms. Maggie”

Yes!

A volunteer editor
I must confess,

Fills me with
trepidation,
consternation,
anticipation,
And distress.

With each breath I take -

Admit it, you thought I'd say ‘inhalation’
just to continue the rhyme scheme
interrupted above.

To recapitulate in haste,
With each breath I take,
I shiver in shame
to discover yet another
spelling error that’s lame.

Indulge me my dears,
My span is not tempered,
But each effort to rhyme here
Clearly shows I should have signed off some time ago.

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With my most sincere thanks and gratitude to my dear friend Ms. Maggie; where would I be without you?