Please Submit Again

April 5, 2009
By Anonymous

I got another rejection letter today.
I put it in the folder
where I put all of the other
“I’m sorry we cannot use your piece”s.
It’s right between the thin manilla folders of awards,
prizes,
acceptance letters.
Maybe they’ll hide the bulging stomach of rejections slips,
or make me feel better about myself.
I try to make them look greater than they are,
the awards, that is.
I try to think I’ve won
that I will win
that the rejectors are wrong.
I probably shouldn’t save those slips.
I’ve thought of burning them,
throwing them out the window
one by one into the wind,
shooting them with a paintball gun.
I haven’t.
I watch them
waiting for the day those editors will
beg forgiveness
when my name is Money.
I wait for the day I can conquer my little slips of paper.
I can laugh in their face and say, “Ha! I told you I was worth something!”
That day is coming soon.
I know.
…Maybe.


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on Nov. 7 2011 at 6:09 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Oh, that day is coming soon. I'm sure of it.

on Jun. 28 2011 at 12:25 am
custosimago DIAMOND, Kensington, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Hell is going through Life without knowing Love

i have two piles, failures, and succeses. if i stuck them both on a scale, it would say that i have failed more than i have succeeded. but to me, i can barely lift my successes off the ground, but my failures could run off with the wind at any moment.

xavier said...
on Jun. 6 2011 at 6:48 am
good it is exellent

on Apr. 23 2011 at 2:43 pm
luvsoccer3000 SILVER, Abington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine.” jason mraz

i can really relate to this poem, i have failed and been rejected numerous times but you got to keep pushing foward

on Mar. 10 2011 at 2:50 pm
BeTwEenDrEaMiNGaNdCoMiNGTrUE PLATINUM, Howell, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“If I speak in the tongues of angels, but have not love, I'm only a resounding noise , If I have the gift of knowledge, And if my faith moves mountains high, But have not love I am nothing… Though I know the One, Who holds the stars in the heavens, In the palm of His hand, If I give all I possess , To the poor and the helpless, I'll still gain nothing, Without love… Love's patient, True love is always kind, Love does not envy, Never brags, it's never proud, Slow to wrath, it keeps no records of wrongs against friends, Love forgives… It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-5,7)
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these the spirit blooms..." ~ George Santayana

I reallly like this poem, i know what it's like to go through the rejection of hard work, art pieces you've put your whole heart and soul into doing, just to have someone say it's not good enough. So keep your head up :) you'll make it someday, for your sake, i pray soon :)

 


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on Jul. 11 2010 at 6:04 pm
AshleyW BRONZE, Bend, Oregon
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I like this poem :)


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