Times Have Changed For Poets

Years I spent
typing out my words
on an Underwood typewriter
with carbon paper between the pages,
folding, sealing, stamping, mailing

Waiting to hear
from publisher,
editor, friend.
I had to include stamps
for my own rejection slips.


I sit in my pajama,
coffee mug in hand
computer screen showing
someone likes what I posted.

is no longer about payment.
Poetry can fly around the world
without stamps.

And rejection is no longer felt
as someone deletes my sentiment.

Written in my jammies
©2015 Sharron R. McMillan

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6 Responses to Times Have Changed For Poets

  1. hernibs says:

    Thank you Sam. I appreciate your comment.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is great and for once highlights the perks of our online society! Thanks for sharing! I am a Life Coach with a passion for poetry and have a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to read? Have a good Monday! Sam 🙂


  3. hernibs says:

    No reason why you couldn’t. It’s the best way to work. 😉


  4. lovealways7 says:

    Good morning jammies poet;). That’s awesome, wish I could work in my Jammies, wait, maybe I can!!!!!


  5. Heather says:

    😄 😄 😘 😘



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