February 21, 2014

Celebration of Achieving Failure

Last week, I e-mailed three poems to an on-line poetry magazine for their consideration, hoping they would publish one or all of them. This week, I got a rejection letter--actually, a rejection e-mail; it is the way of our digital world. And you may be thinking to yourself, "If this is a celebratory post, why are we talking about a rejection letter? Are you really celebrating getting turned down?"

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I can honestly reply, "Yes, I am." The battle wasn't in writing the poems, and it wasn't in being told "no." My battle was against a "Send" button. I showed up. I ventured; only time will reveal all that I have gained. Meanwhile, tomorrow we hit "Send" again. Just another day at the office.


  1. Rejection is part of the process. It happens to everyone. Good for you for hitting that send button. Keep persevering and you'll be accepted before you know it.

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  2. What a great celebration. Indeed we have to be brave enough to SEND! Good luck!


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