©1991 Susan Noyes Anderson
I wrote a good story but something went wrong.
I had all the characters where they belong.
The setting was great, and the word use was strong.
The length was just right … not too short, not too long.
I checked everything. I indented a lot.
I spelled all the words just the way I was taught.
I wrote a good story, but my teacher thought
it had one major weakness––I left out the plot.
If you liked this poem, you might enjoy reading Come Into My Parlor.