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Tale of a Tail
by Leysa Lowery
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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My spelling error jumped off the page

as I did a last read through.

I laughed at the mistyped word

and what it seemed to construe .


“We all have our divorce tails … “

my ill-fated sentence said in part --

of course I meant “tales” but

my mistake had a lesson to impart.


We sometimes wear our sadness,

our stories of remorse and regret

like baggage dragging behind us,

woe-filled and difficult to forget.


If we could but shed those tails,

leave them languishing in the dirt,

we would also leave behind us

so much heart-ache and hurt.


No longer hindered by our past,

no longer weighted with defeat,

we would walk taller, steadier

balanced on our own two feet.


A simple typo on the screen,

a mere Freudian slip of the key,

teaching me about tail-less tales

and living life to the nth degree!


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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/17/2007
Great write...We should all leave our tails (excess Baggage)behind us and write new tales based on life's experiences...justa s you have here. Well done and clever write.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/14/2007
Ah Leysa, good to see you posting again and with such a fresh outlook. Wisdom of a divorcee bringing back memories of what I too once went through and weathered even though at times I never thought I would.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/14/2007
Er . . . uh . . . let me say . . . and furthermore . . . take a stand for . . . ain't that the truth . . . Amen . . . LOL . . . Just kidding around here . . . You put some heavy-duty truth into this poem of error and misplaced tail/tale . . . Gotta love it . . .
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/14/2007
Cute poem--the title caught my eye first--love the title. I make those Freudian slips sometimes--I think many do.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/14/2007
Cleverly concocted and sprinkled with wise counsel; thank you, Leysa. Love and best wishes to you,

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