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April 18th, 2006

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10:39 am - The most insane way to get my poem published XDD
I am oh so highly amused XDDD A few months back, a friend sent me this promotional email thing for some store and said if I signed up then both she and I can have a chance to get this gift card or something. Usually I just delete these emails, but I figured she probably wanted the gift card so to help her out I signed up. Along the application process, this page pops up asking me to type in a poem under 24 lines for a chance to win some prizes. Happens all the time right? I mean these scammy sounding "click to win!" adds, but since I had nothing better to do I took 15 minutes and whipped up a quick poem:

Life of a Human

With each coming day
We go on our way
the same old route
to see if our work bore fruit.
As years come and go
As friends turn to foe
The memories of a child
turn from vibrant to mild.
Certainly life
should be more than strife
Certainly destiny
cannot be so cruel.
But until
the journey is complete
Blindly we plunge
fearing defeat.

Mengya Li

and sent it in not expecting to hear anything further. Today, I get this email...telling me I've been entered into the semi-finalist round of the competition and my poem's getting published in this poetry anthology XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD  Omg!! HAHA!!!! Of all the ways to get published haha!!  I am oh so highly amused!!!  I ordered a copy of the anothology, the email said it's getting printed in the summer.  And they had this option of adding some info to the poem, like my comments on how this poem's important to me or how poetry affects my life or something and I'm like "er......it's....important cuz uh...it took 15 minutes out of my life??" *snicker*  Honestly though I feel kinda bad cuz i actually really hate poetry (especially after my English class this semester ~___~) and the email's all "oh we're so happy that poetry plays such a big part in your life, etc. etc" ^^;;;
Current Mood: amusedamused

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Date:April 18th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
nicely done!
I like the poem and the kick ass way u managed to get published!
Good luck finding other spontaneous stuff!
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Date:April 19th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
lol, thanks!
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Date:April 19th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)


congrats congrats ^________________^
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Date:April 19th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* thank you!!! Ooh I've missed you!!! How's everything?? must be busy to keep you away from lj for so long!!
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Date:April 20th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)

I missed you too ;__________;

I been good. ^__________^ U?

Not really, but its just the uni work!!!!!!!!1 arggggggggghhhhhhh *is tempted to burn books*
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Date:April 20th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm getting better with each passing exam lol, just 4 more to go then I'm free for the summer!!! Oh god I know how you feel, I soooooooooo want to start a bonfire with my books ~___~
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Date:April 24th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)

thats good ^__________^

lol was so tempted to do that last year with my history books...never went ahead with the ideal though

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