As Literary Power Brokers

It is said some of the failed writers become literary critics instead
And though well educated and very well read
It should not be up to them for to decide
The winners and losers of the literary divide
On one who is or is not a good writer the reading public they advise
And their opinions influence the judges in every literary prize
If you are a young aspiring writer to you i must say
If the literary critics do not like your work best give your writing ambitions away
For when they deny you of press coverage they starve you of fame
To insure that in literature yours will be an all but unknown name
As literary power brokers their influence cannot be denied
For to be a successful writer you need them on your side
On some failed writers believe what you hear or disbelieve if you may
That as literary critics they earn their fame in this way.

by Francis Duggan

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