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.
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.
Marie A Bailey
Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.