Remember when you were in elementary school
And everything seemed so easy, care-free and natural.
Everybody would write you a note and say,
Do you like me? Please check yes,no or maybe
Those were the days
Now you have to worry about
Is he married, how many kids he has.
Just for one second sometimes you wish you could go back to the days of knowing just by a check mark.
Aloft in a tower
So no one can judge
Alone with her thinking
She still holds a grudge
Looking without seeing
Her eyes still they fail
Can’t go on living
Tries to no avail
Tears running slowly
But no one can see
I still hear her whispers
Or is it just me
The miracle of the night,
Its darkness, so bright.
I am immersed in the shine,
My desire being my whine.
This night is different,
As its affect is so vibrant.
I want to glow this night,
Even if it is not right.
This night is seductive,
As well as obstructive,
Towards the deals I have for tomorrow,
But if I sleep, I would go into deep sorrow.
I want to live this night,
This night so bright.
Sliding down a silvery thread
into a woven web of memories.
Through the maze of shadows
moving closer towards the light.
Loving family long ago lost
gently whispering and calling.
Nearer now the shadows change
forming shapes and figures.
Arms reaching the light brighter
a warm feeling of belonging.
Safe surrounded by a circle of love
when the real world is too much.
Trying out the PollDaddy feature of WordPress but I also wanted to hear your thoughts. It’s a very clumsy first attempt, but let me know if you can take a moment.
And thank you. I’d really love to know about other writers’ processes.
I received a call this morning from one of the librarians at our public library. She asked whether I might call N.B., whom I do not know, as she has self-published a book of poetry, and her editor has sadly passed away. She’s looking for someone else to take on the job.
So I called her, and it turns out that she is involved with Create Space, and has her pages print-ready. What she’s looking for is someone who will use a computer to send everything to CS electronically. She doesn’t have, nor does she want, a computer, but needs someone to do this work for her. I’ve not worked with Create Space, but it looks fairly standard as far as self-publishing goes. She also wants me to take a look at her poetry and make suggestions. However, I can tell that she’s more interested in just having me take over getting her material to CS via computer.
I believe I can do that, and I’m happy to look at her poems as well. She wants to pay me, but I haven’t a clue as to what to charge. She won’t name a price. Her previous editor was doing this as a gift to her. So, if any of you have done any editing, would you please tell me what you feel an appropriate charge would be, either by the hour or per page?