TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, USE LESS WORDS!

ancientwritter

Don’t think I haven’t noticed.  I’ve gotten back to writing postings that are lengthy—too lengthy.  You’d think I’d know better, but uh-ah.  You may find it hard to believe that I spent a gazillion years working in radio where I was taught to make my writing follow the “3 B’s:” Brief, Bright and Brilliant!  Instead, lately it seems I’m stuck on the “3 D’s:” Decaying, Dreadful and Dull.  I’ve made up my mind.  I need to write shorter.  I am already sitting; can’t get much shorter than that unless maybe I lie down and write (bah-rump-bump).

Then again, maybe I should go back to writing in rhyme.

When I do that it seems I take a lot less time.

Otherwise I find there is always one more thing needs be said

Like when I’m mentioning colors I must mention red.

I guess some writers more than others have a need to be verbose.

They pound out words, sentences and paragraphs by the gross.

It’s okay, I at least acknowledge my aversion to being short

So it is with utmost regret this poem I must abort.

 

There, now isn’t that better?

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About Marc Kuhn

I am a retired radio exec. I've worked at major stations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami. That was then. This is now: I've published seven books and this blog thingy. Need to know more? Really? Okay, I bare/bear all at http://marckuhn.com The other links are for the websites of each of the books I've written. I've been busy! Hope you'll stop by and check them out. Thanks for your interest!
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