Who said a woman must sit
like a statue or sculptured image
under the tree of love and wait
till the wind of fate blows down
bat-eaten fruits into her outstretched hands?
Who said a woman cannot stand up
on her feet like a human that she is
and throw stones at that juicy fruit
which catches her fancy
and makes her smirk her lips
each night, even in her dreams?
Who said a woman’s heart
must remain as it is-
dimly lighted by the flames of expectation
until a stray ray of love
Yes, Eves can see the fruits too
for here is still like Eden
and the serpent of seduction
promises to take her by the hands
and deliver her into the hands of her desire
And those who said a woo-man
should not woo a man
will wag tongues and plant thorns on her name
when they see her sneak to steal the fruits
that will tear her chastity in shreds
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We don't know one writer who has so mastered rejection that s/he doesn't feel bad when a new rejection letter arrives inbox.
True that editors are becoming kinder and picking their words carefully to ensure they do not crush a potentially great writer whose talent is just in its budding stage, but rejection hurts, anyway!
We guess it makes the writer think back on how much time they spent working on a particular piece. The research. The reshaping of characters. The editing of hundreds of sentences. And all these make it even more difficult to swallow.
But then, your "best" might just not be what such and such editor wants. This is why every writer must be patient with themselves because what you consider your best just might be like the prodigal son who left home with everything and returned with nothing.
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"...but sometimes, the sky breaks into dawn with the proclamation of
thunderclaps & gloomy downpours, instead of the gaiety of sunshine,
as if to say that it, too, is still learning the art of joyfulness."
- By @boloere_sod
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