17/12/2013

DEAR SANTA


SEND AN AGENT!
Out for my walk on the back road today
My mind was a blank - I had nothing to say –
The editing’s done but there’s no time to play –
Find an agent!
Immediately every excuse raised its head –
The print in the Yearbook is too small to read –
And for over-strained eyes too much screen-glare is bad –
Where’s the agent?
Procrastination’s the curse of our craft
And reading those guidelines is too much hard graft –
But to hope they’ll come looking is simply plain daft –
Get an agent!
Two books I have written are ready to go
But the Christmas deliveries are bound to be slow –
Dear Santa – along with the gifts and ‘Ho-ho!’
Send an agent!



7 comments:

  1. Well, with a fantastic poem like that, I don't see how Santa can refuse... though if the agent's been tied up in his sack for too long, they might not be feeling very benevolent!

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  2. Somewhere in England, there's an agent sighing over the desk littered with so much that doesn't suit; it's all okay, but just not quite what he or she is looking for. And there in the sunny south is Liz, with two books that are just the thing; so dear Santa, please bring the two together and make them click!
    Lorraine

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  3. Helen and Lorraine - with you on my side, how can I miss?

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  4. Wow...big pat on the back for finishing! The rest will come in time.

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  5. Love the poem. Love the sentiment. But that cartoon body is horrific. I may have nightmares tonight!

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  6. I hope your Christmas wish comes true, but just think of the sooty mess on your carpet when Santa throws an agent down the chinmey!

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  7. Ros - I copied the cartoon from a Friday fiction entry - it is a bit nasty but that's how I feel sometimes!
    Annalisa - Hoovers are much easier to find than an agent!

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