Poets, Send Your Words

They are scamming on the net again
Out hunting some easier profits
We will help you get some gain
And maybe a little bit for your pockets

It will cost you nothing with no pain
They are the ones who will do all the sell
And make sure everyone remembers your name
No need for you to put yourself through Hell

You only have to send your best creation
Make sure it is the best you have done
They will sell it off in another nation
You will not know and they will party in the sun

It is not going to cost you any money
But then you will never see any you have made
This one will be in a magazine tomorrow
With someone elses name who will get paid

It isn’t their fault that someone stole your best work
When it was you who put it here for them to take
To stupid to recognise just another scammers’ lurk
Their names and that of the groups are all fake

So make sure you only send them your best
You can be sure they want to make a sale
And that they will treat you better than the rest
It is a sure winner and they will not fail

So if you think you hear your work on the radio
And someone else is getting all of the praise
Or if they sell it and never let you know
Make sure you have another post you can raise

I wrote a poem once and called it “Name”
The first letter of every line spelt out mine
And some scammer got busted for trying to claim
What I had created and registered in my time

Great rewards easily gained often rarely yield
Opulent finances lasting after handed expecting return to you
And even if you spelt your name in the last two lines to wield
They would just edit those two lines too

So watch out when someone offers to promote your words
Get reading ever generous offer respecting you
Know there is no such thing as a free lunch or swords
Or fame likely ahead here every respect to you

12.59am 8th November 2008 AESummerT
copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Poets, Send Your Words

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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I think Redbubble administration, moderators and “owners” of groups should ensure that the rights of the Community are respected and protected, and that they should openly declare when they are aware of others making profits ripping off the artist members of Redbubble.

When will RedBubble start paying writers ?

My name is spelt out twice in the last two verses.

I still haven’t made a cent out of writing poetry. I think someone has..

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