I’m super excited to have four of my earlier poems in Down in the Dirt, an excellent lit journal, also publishing previously published works.

Interestingly, I was first notified they’d accepted two, but then I sent a follow up letter with two additional poems saying although I know they don’t want the rhyme in their magazine, I’ll take my chances, knowing that the one that rhymes here and there is a good one, and assuring them that when I use it, though rarely, I do it for a good reason, never for the sake of the rhyme itself.

So, persistence pays off.

You can read my poems here, here, here and here.

Author: Blogging_with_Bojana

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84 thoughts on “MY POEMS IN DOWN IN THE DIRT”

      1. When I read your poems, I always feel like I’m loose in an exclusive library reading forbidden poetry! I’m always afraid of getting caught looking at beautiful sentiments not written for my eyes. You are a gift! (I like poppy’s!) 💜

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    1. As should yours. Thanks. We just need to tell the pretentious from unpretentious ones apart, which we will with time. Yesterday, I get a rejection not saying my poems were ok but…. I was told, qoute, they don’t meet my criterion. Lovely, isn’t it?
      I shook the dirt off of my shoulders, and moved on. Today’s a new day.


      1. Aw, sorry to hear that. But I’m sure you know by how frustrating and stupid most editors can be. Sure that can be right sometimes and you go back and make the thing better, but most times it reflects more on them than you and you just have to wipe the dirt off, keep doing what you’re doing and move onto the next.

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  1. The ending to Déjà-vu.

    “I am already gone
    empty spaces echo with my shouts.”

    I know the feeling…when one loses someone and you feel empty inside
    and no matter how much it hurts in you heart the more we shout we hear ourselves crying in vein.

    Deep and so dark. I love this.

    The house I live in

    “my mirrors aching mourners at the funeral
    (blessed are not those who mourn)
    the insistent audience demanding
    encore after encore
    after… ”

    I lost 2 important people in my life 2 years ago. The feeling of this sinks in my skin. I cried so much and the thought of death has been following me and I get a lot of nightmares from time to time. All in all, I love this poem.

    To whom it may concern

    “Stop hurling armies against armies
    Do away with your racism and xenophobia
    your country continues to be built on the backs of immigrants”

    Everything that Trump is proposing and him trying to instigating racism, hate, etc…
    This country is damaged to goods because of his ignorant & selfish actions.

    You hit a core on this poem and all the other ones as well.

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    1. I often say, I like darkness in poetry, not in life. I’m sorry for your loss…
      Where I come from, mirrors are often covered when sb dies till the dead find their peace. Hence, that sentence.
      As for empty spaces…, that’s one way to see it. I had sth else in mind though, the failure to be comprehended during the lifetime.
      As for Trump, I agree with all. He’s my never-ending inspiration. More of him, in part 5.

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      1. Darkness in poetry always brings the readers closer to truth and the comfort of honesty.

        It’s quite alright. I miss my grandpa & my mother in law. Death has been haunting me ever since. Writing though, helps.

        We humans find ourselves to be misunderstood and no one comprehending our messages, i.e. our writings. However, we must always make them think no matter what.

        Can’t wait til’ part 5. 🙂

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