Pay The Price

Try before you buy
And keep your receipt
Its a world of refunds and returns
Where definitive decisions and ultimatums
float without weight
When we allow failsafes
for every rash judgement
Commodities are devalued
In the disposible lifestyle we have inherited
If your not 100% happy
If the shine wears
Take it back
Cast it away
Demand your divorce
Quit
Life isn’t fair
Its brutal
But one thing never changes
You pay the price for being nice



I spoke with a fellow blogger recently about editing. I myself, edit like crazy.
He said he occasional writes directly to his blog with little to no editing and suggested I try the same.
So, this week I’ll be posting material that I’ve given myself about 15 minutes to write and haven’t edited other than glaring spelling and grammatical mistakes.


35 thoughts on “Pay The Price

      1. “Frequently” or “Nearly every post” is more accurate, but I the way you put it made me pfffttt my coffee across the room.

        I think, for the comedic effect alone, you should keep it.

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      1. I normally behave myself once I post. Every now and again I change something.
        There was a post a couple of months ago I changed at least 6 times after posting. Completely different poem by the end.
        Made me think, I could get a bunch of likes then rewrite the post into the most obscene piece of literature ever written. I would look bad for writing it but the people who liked and supported it, wow 🀣🀣🀣

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  1. Edited or otherwise your posts always have a natural, easy flow and that’s a skill to make look easy in itself! πŸ‘

    For the most part I’m somewhere inbetween. I kind of write and post with a little editing (mainly removing profanity πŸ˜‰) as I go.

    Horses for courses I guess πŸ˜πŸ–€

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    1. Thank you. I don’t know if I can agree with that, I’ve seen the posts for the rest of the week 🀣 today’s post is really rough. The timer went off mid thought.
      I noticed more profanity this week. Mostly in place of a word I couldnt grasp or as punctuation for a point I didn’t have time to express well enough.
      Your susinct observations need editing yΓΆ hone, that’s understandable. Not often you only need to hit a nail once πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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      1. Well you’re doing a grand job so far, that’s all I can say πŸ‘

        Are you actually timing yourself? Like physically? Interesting concept. Would be interested to know how that feels.

        Oh, I love that last sentence by the way. I may well be stealing that!
        πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ–€

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      2. Thanks again.

        I have a prompt, word or line. Think for 1 minute, then start a timer for 15.
        Its intense. Especially the last few minutes when you are trying to tie it all up.
        The last sentence was the prompt πŸ˜‰ have fun πŸ’š

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  2. I edit as I write, mainly for spelling and grammatical errors. Once I write a poem, I don’t like to alter its intent. Anything other than poetry, I edit it to death. Sometimes, I will use the Hemingway app because I tend to ramble.

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  3. I write in word, edit afterwards, then find myself editing again when I post into wordpress. I don’t think “editing as you go” actually is editing, it’s writing. I’m married to a professional editor, and have had explanations about the different types of edit from structural to copy edit. An editor certainly wouldn’t consider “eduting as you go” a thing

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  4. Sometimes he reads my blog, but not always. And he almost never likes anything on it! Librivox has an insomnia collection you can download and play for your wife. She could do a comparison with your blog. πŸ˜€

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