Painfully I drag my eyes
Across the typed out page
They say these adverbs are lazy
Not a sign of good writing you know
So with a sword I descend on my words
A reaper of all that is unacceptable badness
One pass, two passes, three and many more
To replace with descriptive eloquence
A poet or song-writer or painter
Making this art melodious
Gentle on the ear drums
I edit oh so painfully

Debbie Gravett © 2019.02.10

SoCS: Words ending in -ly
Image by Pixabay/Yomare


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