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Sharing the sugar and the lemons
Blog Posted:7/29/2013 6:29:00 AM
Kind words are sweet and personal words are better when people respond to a poem.
If the reader thinks they don't have anything one hundred percent nice and polite to say
to me I still think they should take that time to write their thoughts. Sure, try to make it constructive but I want to hear where you think I went wrong or boring etc. in my poems.
I can learn to suck the lemons, in fact the serious comments are more constructive and
help me get better faster. I don't need encouragement nearly as much as I need to improve.
I believe that if people misunderstand something maybe I didn't phrase it properly and I will try to respond to them, let them know what I was thinking. The constructive thoughts
are great conversation starters for people that want to grow as poets and who knows they might create friendships too.
No one is perfect either and by that I mean it is hard sometimes to take criticism but think about the possibility maybe there is a point they have too. If I got more thoughtful comments I would go back and check those poems, as should we all double, triple check.
So with many others out there like me, we should all take time to write more thoughtfully
and not simply reply "good poem" or "I like this alot!" That to me is superficial and just written
by people conforming to the social standards of politeness. A few lemons in the sugar water
just allows us all to make lemonade.