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The Best Revenge (For All Your Critic's Critiques)


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how to write a masterpiece...
first...
don't call it that
you will readily lose half your readers
through the title alone

they will suspect arrogance

second...
don't care what anyone else thinks
let it all hang out
be yourself while everyone is looking
well
actually, reading

third...
tell the truth
but make it your own
you owe that to yourself
and surely then
your best self will come shining through

finally

don't care if its a best seller
one day your reincarnated self will
go to a bookstore and pick up the dusty volume
from off the shelf
and be amazed
at this singular discovery
that reminds them oddly of someone
they once knew....

wait wait
one more thing...
lastly
be grateful for all your life experience
and to all the nay-sayers
who insisted you weren't worth something
when you knew you were
the finale is...
a book with a dust jacket
with your own watercolors inside
and WRITING IT ALL
and completing it
is surely the best revenge

enjoy...
the chance at immortality
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LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 6:40am PST TIME/DATE STAMPED
AND ALSO FOR THIS WRITER MELISSA A. HOWELLS
AND ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED SITE TITLE
MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD


AWAKENED AND WROTE DOWN DIRECTLY TO THE PAGE
WHAT WAS IN MY HEAD.






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