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Although I occasionally write poetry, I don’t make a fuss about it because I so rarely do it.  And because I’m never quite sure if I should call it poetry.  My poems don’t rhyme.  They don’t have a recognizable meter or structure (and I don’t even know what I mean by that, either).  They don’t measure up to the poetry of Luanne Castle or Pamela Beckford.  But I write them anyway.

And sometimes I actually submit a poem for publication.  On a lark, as it were.  As I did with this one poem, When I Said Goodbye.  I submitted it to Tipsy Lit, an indie publisher founded by novelist and poet Ericka Clay.  To my happy surprise, Ericka accepted my poem and recently published it in Volume 1 of the Tipsy 10, available free on Wattpad.

Tipsy 10 Vol 1 Cover

If you want to go directly to my poem, here’s the link:  http://www.wattpad.com/112392439-the-tipsy-10-volume-i-when-i-said-goodbye.  But be sure to read the other poems.  I am honored to have my poem among them.

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Marie A Bailey

Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.

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  1. EEPP! Tipsy Lit is one of my favorites on Wattpad (Ericka is perfectly comfortable with how much I stalk her) so now I have to go stalk you on Wattpad as well. Congrats! This couldn’t have been easy to get into to. So excited on your behalf!

    On my way to read now!

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  2. Congratulations Marie. Well deserved for publication! I’m not much of a poet myself, but I’m trying to learn more about poetry. I do know that this sucked me in and the images were very crisp. Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Philip! I really don’t know much about poetry myself. I actually avoided it when I was studying literature (but, of course, that wasn’t always easy). I know for this one I was trying to excise a fear of mine (losing my husband). I didn’t want to write something as long as a story, so I settled on a “poem.” 😉

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  3. Congrats and I’ll have to look up Tipsy Lit on Wattpad which I’m still only staring to explore. I write poetry from time to time, but not as often as I’d like. I loved to teach poetry more than anything else when I was still in the classroom. It was fun!

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    1. Thanks, Jeri! I’m on Wattpad aside from Tipsy Lit but I’m still exploring too. It’s an interesting place, but a little overwhelming at times 😉

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    1. Thanks, Kevin. With all that goes on, along with the fact that we’re watching season 3 of Six Feet Under, it’s hard not to worry. The poem is my reminder to not take these ordinary days for granted.

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  4. Marie, congratulations! Form works so well with content in your poem. It’s very disturbing. Onward with your poetry!!! (can you hear me going “yaaayyyy!”?)

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  5. Powerful, touching, and wonderfully written. I went to the link and read the entire poem, and the conclusion, especially, was excellent. I had a dear friend who died in an accident one day, and her husband’s account was very similar to your poem, Marie. Congratulations on having it published.

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    1. Thank you, Marylin, for your kind words. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. While I was thinking about the impact of suddenly losing my husband (who, thank goodness, is alive and well and in the other room as I write), I’ve experienced other losses that feed into the poem. Although I can’t imagine a greater loss than losing my husband–best friend and soulmate.

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