Theresa Milstein: The Power of Words

From: Theresa’s Tales of Teaching Tribulations and Typing Teen Texts
http://theresamilstein.blogspot.com/2012/07/power-of-words.html
July 06, 2012 at 04:25PM

I know a writer who wrote
A picture book manuscript
And had the courage to pursue—
Querying.
We know what it’s like to send
Our babies into the world
Like blowing wishes in
the wind
Hoping.
One agent is well known ‘round
The social networking sphere
And was doing what agents do—
Advising.
This agent sent the writer,
Not a form letter, but still
One writers dread, anticipate—
Rejection.
But
It
Didn’t
Stop
There.
The agent
Actually said
It was awful and called
Her a terrible writer.
The writer
Wanted to quit.
Another
Writer who is
Published and Established
Told her it was super—keep
Trying
To
Get
It
Published.
The writer didn’t give up
Because the published writer
Did what all good agents should do—
Support.
Writers
Make
Mistakes
Learn
Grow.
We all start somewhere humble
Before we make our mark.
Doing what writers do with time—
Blossoming.
Nobody
Has
The
Right
To
Crush dreams.
What one agent calls drivel
Can leave another agent dazzled.
Don’t
Give
Up
Just
Yet.

Keep writing
xo
Theresa


P.S. My poem is included in


Please read “Catty-Corner” on pages 42-43. 

This poem illustrates the power of words for me. 

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