Publisher Wanted by Don Matthews

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I’m looking for a publisher
A rhymy-loving type
Who wants to increase readership
(I also offer skype)

There are no skyping rhymers
(Who offer two for one)
I’ll skype for you both day or night
Buy me (before I’m done)

Although my rhyme’s oft silly-like
There’s serious undertones
A flippant/serious combo
Waiting to get known

See the one in TO BE? That’s me…

-DON MATTHEWS

Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s words could be the new ‘writer anthem’. Publishers beware, we writers are an incorrigible lot. Say ‘no’ to us and we’ll write even more, flooding you with all we’ve got. Our relationship with words is more clingy than you know. And skyping poetry seems most interesting. Just sit back, watch and hear those words flow. Glad to see that you’re in the ‘to be’ tray. Way to go!
    Congratulations Don!

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  2. brittabenson says:

    This was just the right read to start my Friday morning. Love the ‘flippant/serious combo waiting to get known’ and I fully agree with Terveen. This should be the new ‘writer anthem’. Looking forward to reading more of Don’s words!

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    1. Thanks Britta. Alas rhyme is not in fashion. Publishers want stuff which will sell. I’m doomed to write for my own enjoyment. Damn…….but I kinda like the idea…..

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  3. elcieloyelinfierno says:

    I wish you to be successful; because luck is desired to “mediocre”. You write with great grace and you will surely reach your goal. A cordial greeting.

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes. Alas rhyme is not in fashion. Publishers want stuff which will sell. I’m doomed to write for my own enjoyment. Damn…….but I kinda like the idea…..

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  4. Jeff Flesch says:

    That’s awesome, Don. I love it.

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    1. Thanks Jeff. I’m repeating what I said to the others here. Alas rhyme is not in fashion. Publishers want stuff which will sell. I’m doomed to write for my own enjoyment. Damn…….but I kinda like the idea…..

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Don. Mmmm. Completely understand, and have had this conversation with other writers. I applaud you writing for your own enjoyment. Mirroring how I feel. Happy Saturday evening to you, my friend.

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    This is very lovely and charming. I hope it works Don, I will buy you a virtual room full of goodies.

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    1. Thanks Joni. Alas rhyme is not in fashion. Publishers want stuff which will sell. I’m doomed to write for my own enjoyment. Damn…….but I kinda like the idea…..

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        You know Don I love to smile and your work makes me smile. I also like different styles of poetry. Much of my work rhymes. Someone I admire greatly whom I aspire to write as beautifully as, told me recently, Joni write for yourself not for others. I think I understand that more now. Your work is different and amusing and that is a gift. Big hugs 🤗 Don. Love ❤️ Joni

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        1. Thanks Joni. A tug of war goes on with every writer, to differing degrees. Am I writing for myself or others? I get satisfaction writing for myself. If others like it, fine. If not. still fine. It makes me smile and feel good . Isn’t this what it’s all about?……..

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  6. My agent tells me the 1961 book Catch-22 by US author Joseph Heller , was rejected for publication 22 times.

    He says don’t give up Don. Rhyme will come back into fashion one day. Went and joined Skip with a beer with this encouraging news. We live in hope……

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