Good Morning. Thank you for visiting My News on this first day of National Poetry Month. 

In The Shape of Poetry, Peter Meinke, Florida’s Poet Laureate says, “Delayed gratification is more complicated than you thought.” He was referring to the response to a submission of a poem. In 2020 and and so far in 2021,  like most people around the world my life feels as if it’s been delayed.

We’ve waited for the quarantine to end, the vaccine to be distributed, the opportunity to visit relatives, and life to return to normal. I’m still waiting to visit my 92-year-old mother.  And yes, I’ve waited for a publisher to buy my novel in verse. Luckily, Joyce Sweeney, my agent believes in my book because the submission process has been difficult during this lonely time.

Today, I’m challenging you to write a poem with the title “Waiting” or “Delayed” and send it to me or publish it on Facebook or wherever you like to share. To send it to me, go to dimickmelodydean.com and click Contact Melody. Let’s get our creative juices flowing.

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