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A Literary Snob

Updated on March 3, 2011

Say It's Not True!

I don't want to be a literary snob,
Doomed to sit on my hands and pitifully sob...
I want to be open to individual expression,
Gleaning content beyond critic's repression...
But if truth be told, there are certain pet peeves
that shadow my vision, when my resolve, thus, then leaves.
The critic within, with an editor's eye
Yearns for red ink to correct and defy...
Thus missing the message of purest intent,
Caught up in language that's twisted or bent.
Structure and grammar and spelling define
The vintage and taste of my literature wine.
When the message dissolves in the messenger's fare,
It's lost to this critic, who, then, quits in despair.
I hate that its true, thus, regrettably sob...
I fear I am none but a literary snob!

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      ytsenoh, thank you, kindly! That's my favorite line too! I appreciate your visit and great comment! Happy Easter!

    • ytsenoh profile image


      6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      "The vintage and taste of my literature wine" was my favorite line (no rhyme intended). I agree, it was a fun read. Keep writing.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks, daydreamer13! It was a fun write, as well.

    • daydreamer13 profile image


      7 years ago

      This was fun to read! Good job!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you, brandrocker! Nice to see you!

    • brandrocker profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice work!

    • michael ely profile image

      michael ely 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi tnderhrt23, Really liked that. Fun but with a meaningful point.

      Cheers. Michael.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I so appreciate all of your feedback! I lost my inspiration to write at all for a few years, to my great consternation...maybe I lost my confidence, I don't know. But it has been a huge boost to share some of what I wrote in younger years, and what is coming to me now, and to get such positive, lovely feedback. Thank you all!

    • getitrite profile image


      7 years ago

      You're a good poet. Witty and clever. This is the way I feel sometimes as well.

    • Alayne Fenasci profile image

      Alayne Fenasci 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      This is fun! I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

    • kathryn1000 profile image


      7 years ago from London

      I agree.It's great writing and illuminating on what matters

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ...well believe me there are a few of them around here at the Hub - lol lol lol - but you my friend are a breath of fresh air - so pure and genuine and sincere - and your writing has ample wit and plenty of poetic verve ......and your visits to my hubs are always always appreciated and I look forward to your flattering comments for my fragile male ego - lol lol - you know it's people like you that I feel good about writing for ......


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