Written By: Abuoya Eruot
i want to vacate earth without experiencing death
each friday sermon,
i yearn for a place that’s not even safe for god
in plain language,
my depression makes me tiptoe/
jump out of my body into heaven/ for a dire aid
but the atmosphere spins at an unprecedented
degree/ & an angry sun melts down my prayers
i possess all it takes to erect smiles on an orphan’s
a mother/ a father/ two loved ones & a lover;
yet i am still a virgin to the fragrance & taste
Abuoya Eruot writes from Paynesville, Liberia. He’s a budding poet and a worshipper of music, who gathers muse from personal experiences, happenings in society, and nature.
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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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