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Ghost Writer

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netswan
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0 posted 04-18-2000 06:35 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Ghost Writer

I am the one that edits the books
that other people read and admire
the writer with their name in golden
letters and their fame for such
clever and faultless style

I am the one in the background
not any  applause- not a sound
for I must feed my family and
edit other's grandiose tales
while through my efforts
they become renoun

Erasing like mad - the could of
and should of's and changing the
ofs into haves and stamping out
irregardlesses and other such
english mistaken grammar

So with my precious pen, I sit
and slash their, there, its, it's,
effects, and affects, than, then
once in awhile I stop with
my slashes, notes and dashes
and ...

dream of a time, when the
children are  grown, and money
will not be such a disaster
then finally in my moment of glory
when at last I shall write a best
seller  my name  stamped
with pride in glorious imprinted letters
"Ghost Writer" as any other
name by  then  would be a misnomer




 Teresa King
www.tipsfortop.com
© Copyright 2000 Teresa King - All Rights Reserved
Jeffrey Carter
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1 posted 04-18-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Netswan,
You are truly gifted when it comes to petry.
I like this one alot.

Jeffrey
Mike
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2 posted 04-18-2000 06:46 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Enjoyed muchly.  Well done.
Corinne
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3 posted 04-19-2000 12:42 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

seems that ghostwriters and editors should get more credit!

Nicely done their - oops I mean there!

Corinne
Nan
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4 posted 04-20-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Theresa, aye due reely appreshiate this here pome.... Its verry gud.....   
netswan
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5 posted 05-23-2000 03:34 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Jeffrey - thank you what a wonderful
compliment - I accept it -)

Mike - thanks for taking the time to comment
I know you are very busy

Corinne - thanks heheh

NAN -- Laughing with you -- LOL

Ethan Halo
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6 posted 05-23-2000 03:57 AM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

a good read. very well composed. the anthem for the unsung heroes of literature. i dig it. =)

 We all got somethin' we need to atone for.
Angelwings
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7 posted 05-23-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

Good display of the people who are often left out if they are not doing the glorious work of "an author".  Grant it that authors do deserve a round of applause, but as do the editors~they are often left unnoticed but with so much work left behind.  We deserve one big round of applause for those people who make our writings better   Thank you to all the editors out there and a wonderful poem to you!
Lorraine Nisbet
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8 posted 05-24-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Lorraine Nisbet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorraine Nisbet


Hi, netswan,

My turn to "Thank You" for a job well done.  Its great.  oops

The Crossing Guard
~Lorraine
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9 posted 05-24-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

A fantastic poem, much enjoyed.



 ------------------------
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky

"You have your very own number
They dress your cage in its nature
Once you roared now you just grunt lame
Pace around pathetic pound games

Wanna get out won't miss you sensaround
To carry your own dead to swing your tyre tricks
Wanna get out here you're bred dead quick
For the outside,
The small black flowers that grow in the sky

They drag sticks along your walls
Harvest your ovaries dead mothers crawl
Here comes warden, Christ, temple, elder
Environment not yours you see through it all

Wanna get out won't miss you sensaround
To carry your own dead to swing your tyre tricks
Wanna get out here you're bred dead quick
For the outside,
The small black flowers that grow in the sky

Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

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10 posted 05-24-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

I really enjoyed that Netswan.  Great ode to all the unsung hero's who never see the light of day.

"And...
dream of a time, when the children
are grown, and money
will not be such a disaster."

Will there ever really be such a time??? Is there truly "life" after kids??  My neighbor thinks not...her's keep coming back and wanting to stay!!!


Loved it...


jwesley
netswan
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11 posted 05-24-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Wow what a lot of responses --)  Thanks
to: Ethan  - Angelwings- Lorraine -Brian
and Jwesley --and in answer to Jwesley:

LOL no, Jwesley -- once you have kids, they
are always part of you. Hopefully, they
turn into your best friends, but grown up
and responsible for their own actions.

~netswan

Martie
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12 posted 05-24-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Netswan--I really enjoyed this look at the other side of writing...hey, I need a job!  
netswan
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13 posted 05-24-2000 08:39 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Thank You, Martie - You know, with writing
skills and the net - the whole world is open
to making money for those that have skills.

Scour the net with a fine toothbrush - see
if companies are advertising for help -
OR start your own editing service - I make
my living on the net - marketing and servicing - I edit - ghost write - teach marketing and am a web host. I edit web
pages - my dream (of course, is that my
agent will find me a publisher for my three
novels) but while I am waiting - my other
dream is to get less servicing in and more
marketing in - as it is less time consuming.

You take care - THERE are jobs out there!

~netswan
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