kalinka has a challenge to do a bit on ‘almost’.

 Here’s one that will resonate with her.

 Almost ready was my book –
Thought I’d take another look:
Stacks of things not ringing true,
So, of course, had to re-do.

Now I had it perfectly;
Off to print a proof went we;
Reading this too much a squeeze
‘Fore I left for overseas.

Proofread there; it took quite long;
STILL a lot of it was wrong;
Then first file of fixes failed –
‘Different version,’ SA wailed.

Did conversion, sent again,
Thought the sailing was now plain –
How on earth was I to know
This transmission was no-show?

Rectified upon return;
Now for further proof I yearn,
But it’s caught up in the crush
Of the printers’ Xmas rush!

So it is, I greatly fear
It won’t happen in this year –
‘Almost’, if you choose to write,
Mostly ends up, ‘But not quite’!

 © Colonialist October 2011 (Letterdash/Wordpress Blogs)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Many a slip, Col. It will be the perfect New Year pick-me-up.


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Oh, what a shame, Col, I’m so sorry.


  3. Hopefully next year then. 🙂


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