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Re: I would like to know how to get my poems published

submitted by Sydney B. on 11..2003 at 23:49:30

in reply to: I would like to know how to get my poems published submitted by

Lauren Hefferan on 12..2003 at 13:26:56

: Hi,


I have written several poems and would like to know how to go about getting them published. If you could give me some information I would greatly appreciate it. I have attached a copy of two of my poems, I would appreciate any feedback you can give me.


I look forward to hearing from you.


Lauren Hefferan.


: **And Then There Was…**


I was four years old,

: All pink ribbons and fluffy mittens,

: The blood trickled down my knee

: And my bottom lip wobbled dangerously.

: And then there was you.


A shaky hand reached out and grasped mine,

: Pulling me to my ruby slippered feet.

: In one hand you held mine, in the other, a bag of sweets.

: You fished out a love heart and held it out nervously.

: “ Best Friends”

: And then there was us.


I was thirteen years old,

: All love letters and self conscious fidgeting.

: I watched her dance with him,

: My fluttering heart sinking like a weight,

: Overflowing with rejection.


I felt your hand squeeze mine

: As a solitary tear rolled down my cheek.

: I fiddled with the buckle on my dress and when I looked up

: You gave me a smile, and a red lollypop.

: And then there was love.


I was eighteen years old,

: All mini skirts and mascara.

: Cocktails and nicotine ran through our veins

: And we staggered arm in arm in a drunken jig

: Declaring our friendship to the world.


The lights came from no-where,

: I felt your hand leave mine,

: Never to return.

: Your body crumpled like a chocolate wrapper,

: You closed your eyes for the last time,

: And then there was heartache.


You were eighteen years old,

: All crisp white shirt and sleeping.

: I laid a hand on yours and felt the chill of your skin.,

: Unable to utter a sound,

: Unable to shatter the silence, unlike my heart.


I leaned down and kissed you goodnight,

: Trying not to feel the lifelessness of your lips.

: Laying a single red rose on your chest

: And a love heart next to your hand.

: “ Best Friends”

: And then there was me.


: "Save a Rainbow For Me" was written in memory of my older brother who died when i was 12.


: **Save A Rainbow For Me.**


I don’t what to think of you,

: I don’t know what to say,

: But there’s been a dark cloud hanging over me

: Since you went away.


I want to hate you for leaving me,

: Why didn’t you say goodbye?

: Did you really want to hurt me?

: Did you want to make me cry?


If that’s the case I’ll say well done,

: It certainly did the trick,

: Sleepless nights are familiar now

: You’ve had me worried sick.


I know that you can’t call me

: From way up where you are,

: I don’t suppose there’s telephones

: I don’t think they’d reach this far.


I often sit and talk to you

: But I don’t know if you can hear,

: I tell you all my worries

: And share with you my fear.


There’s so much I want to tell you,

: So much I want to know,

: I want to ask you where you are

: And why you had to go.


Are you always watching over me?

: Do I make you feel ashamed?

: I’ve made mistakes that you made

: I guess in some ways we’re the same.


I wish that I had had the chance

: To see you on that night ,

: To hold your hand and say goodbye,

: And kiss you sweet goodnight.


I often thought of joining you,

: When life was getting hard,

: I thought that I could share your cloud.

: Go swinging on your star.


But I know that when I saw you,

: You’d be sure to tell me no,

: You’d tell me that it wasn’t my time

: And you’d tell me “back you go”


You’d tell me not to worry,

: But I’d have to wait my turn,

: That you’d save me a rainbow next to yours

: Till it was my time to return.


“I’ll send the angels down for you”

: I bet that’s what you’d say,

: “They’ll fly you here upon their wings

: But you’ll have to wait for that day.


For right now you have things to do,

: People you need to see,

: But know you’ll never be alone

: Remember you’ve always got me.”


What I’d give to see your smiling face,

: Your eyes of green that shine,

: What I’d give for you to hug me tight

: To feel your hand in mine.


: You may be hidden in my heart,

: A happy memory,

: I may not see or hear you,

: But by my side you’ll always
Dear Lauren,
i'm sorry i don't have any info on how to get your poems published, but i just wanted to tell you what a great writer you are! "Save Me A Rainbow" was terrif! I cried when I read it. I write poetry, but i would never be able to write anything that good. I hope you find away to get those wonderful poems published! If i get any info, ii'll be sure to e-mail you! i would really like to see some of your other work! SO would you send me some other poems and any new material you write, please? I'm only 11, but really hope that I'll be able to write as good as you some day! Thanx verE much! Ba-bye! Sydney B. -03
p.s. e-mail me at, well that is if you would like to send me some poems, Thanx!


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