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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Roses are red.... Part Deux

Regarding yesterday's blog post, here is some follow-up from Naomi:

Dear Caleb,
Its not like I threw it in the dirt
Im a college student with just one shirt
I did not have toilet paper
Now my feelings are hurt

Dear Naomi,

Ok, thanks for clearing the air on that issue.  We are replacing the *'ed line from our last letter with:
"And your second poem too."

So it reads:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Your poem is rejected
And your second poem too

Best regards,


Hi Naomi,

FYI, I posted this rejection letter on the blog today:

I was wondering if you'd mind if I posted your reply on a later day?
Either way.

I hope you have found enough money for basic supplies.


And I think we've made up:

That is fine. Your concern touches my heart.


  1. Jeez, Caleb.
    You give new meaning to the word "ruthless." This journal is certainly making a name for itself.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Ruthless? I thought I was being nice... Thanks for the encouragement though.

  3. A whole new meaning to article writing there Caleb! You deserve kudos. I should now start thinking seriously about all those poems I thought were worth nothing! Now I know where they deserve to go! :D Keep up the good work of rejecting! It is damn interesting!

  4. Anonymous, your biblical allusion ("Ruth-less" in response to Naomi?) is probably overly profound for this forum. You are therefore to be congratulated for a very good effort at possibly attaining meta-rejection by submitting a comment unsuitable even for publishing in Reptobatio C.

    As for me, I stand with Caleb in cheerfully expelling these philistines.