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Who has the right to criticise

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Who has the right to criticise

When I write
I don’t think of anything
I let my heart just do it’s stuff
And I try to make it sing
I do not care at all, not me
Whether it be good or bad
I just sit with fingers ready
And write my stuff like mad.

I’m just writing what I feel
The words come pouring out
I write so that the common man
Does know what it’s about
If it makes him cry or laugh
Or makes him feel real good
Then, to me, that’s poetry
I would not change it if I could.

I have never tried to criticize
If a girl writes what she feels
Well then I’ll try to read her stuff
And if makes me ‘feel’
And I know her heart was there
Then to me her stuff is good
That I will say ‘I like your poem’
There’s every likelihood.

There was a man called Bob Dylan
And most they laughed at him
They tried to say he could not write
Which proved that they were dim
For who’s to say what’s right or wrong
Who is it has that right
All a poem has to do to me
Is to fill me with delight.

20 June 2013 @ 1602hrs.






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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 4:21:00 AM

    I feel the same way. Thoughts are your own and the way you express them is how you leave your mark. Lovely... Betty

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/24/2013 8:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you betty; I really have no say in the way I write, the words come and are kind of written in their own way. sometimes I wish that I could write in other styles, but I guess at seventy I am stuck with what I have got. I really appreciate your comments Peter
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:44:00 PM

    Lovely piece you have penned. You have hit on some very valid points. If you write from the heart how wrong can that be. love phyl

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/24/2013 1:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Phyllis, I am so glad we are in the same team on this Peter
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:47:00 AM

    well written and thoughts of a most sincere heart!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/24/2013 2:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Privanka, if nothing else my words are a hundred percent sincere. you are very much appreciated for reading my simple poems, and enjoying them.
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:53:00 AM

    Well said, very nicely written, smooth and clearly from the heart. Take care, Richard

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/24/2013 9:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard, I really appreciate your comments...Peter
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 6/20/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comments Richard, they are very much appreciated Peter