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Constructive Criticism

Poetry is subjective and can be written how you like;
There are many different ways in which to write.

You can put it down as prose or create some double rows,
Triangles, squares etc. are alright.

I had feedback yesterday from a person with no name;
I guess most of you have had some too.

He said my poetry’s bad, archaic and awfully RANK;
But I don’t write for him, I write for some of you.

Constructive criticism is welcomed by us all
To help us each achieve a higher goal.

To knock for knockings sake is very bad indeed
It makes a normal person less than whole!

If you have something to say, make sure you give a rock
To the person whom you wish to criticise.

Give them helpful hints; you’ll find that the response
Will illuminate from their ever grateful eyes!

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  1. Date: 4/12/2010 6:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week. Wish you more success n the future. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 12:25:00 PM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Robert. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 4:54:00 PM
    Awesome! My sentiments exactly! I love how you wrote this! And just for the record, your poems are awesome! Each of us on here have a unique talent that is individually our own!

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 6:26:00 AM
    I am told that one should offer the person a sandwich. Bread the substinence of life that is good filled with a tasty subtle correction then some more of that bread. Whoa they will never know that they have been told that they needed correction. Keep the creative pen flowing with great topics like this. Sara