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All of them.....

I so wanted to give you what you asked for
Even though I could not comply, comfortably.
From where I stand, it's a mighty tall order,
To comment on why I haven't commented.
I feel half of these works are an attempt at ego bolstering,
And y'all KNOW who you are.
I feel some are here for favorable reviews,
Not honest observations.
So, on that, I defer commenting...possibly indefinitely.
I thrive on harsh criticism, not the flourish of pretty accolades.
I admit, I like to be liked, but not at the expense of my work.
Some have dared to critique me; HURRAY!
You are the blessed in my book!! You are the true.......
I will end this with a very old saying:

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  1. Date: 10/20/2010 6:13:00 PM
    Carol, on the "not a pro"thing....... have you ever heard the old saying IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE AN IDIOT, OOPS!, CHILD?........ well, i need the input of the village to mature as a writer, and i'm not afraid.........

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 6:06:00 PM
    jim if you want to be critqued, you can always post on the "high critique" on the forum. I personally liked this poem that is why I am giving you this comment. And I think it is worth a 6 rating so I am giving you that. May be you can be at least as charitable if you read my work. Regards, Charles

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 11:19:00 AM
    Good afternoon Jim. The weekend and half this week are gone and this is the first I have had a chance to read. Had so much drama in my life. Really feeling good reading poetry today. Glad yours was among them but....I must tell you I am not a pro and so I feel I can not criticise your writing. I did however enjoy reading it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 6:03:00 PM
    Quite right, Chris!!!!.....and if you look, i added that comma you noticed.......thanks!!

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 5:59:00 PM
    P.S--When I read this, your poem had 0 views and 0 comments, but this is actually a very interesting and thought-provoking poem.

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 5:57:00 PM
    LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! WHY ARE YOU NOT LOOKING AT ME!? Haha! Very neat poem is so clean and concise, I am not sure what to criticize in this one? Possibly a comma after the word 'reviews' in line 7? But you don't really need it. Anyway, your end-line perfectly summarizes the premise~Chris