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I could never understand what makes a person think they are helping by critcizing others. I've heard others call it "helpful criticism" but at length it stops being helpful and becomes Destructive Criticism because it tears down self esteem and makes one feel like giving up . It also makes the person you are criticizing develope a strong dislike for you. Also if someone has a different opinion from yours that does not necessarily make that person your enemy.  They just see things differently, that's all. It Is So Far Still A Free Country.

P-oems that have a message or say something bright. O- r one that is well written and leaves you feeling light. E- xpresses feelings deep inside and gives one pause and thought. M- aking an important point or a dream we've sought. O- r mayhap just to bring a smile to another's face. F- or poetry is read for fun and to add to life some grace. T- rying to find fault with friends only breeds contention. H- elping, healing, having fun is the sites intention. E- leminate the negative, accentuate the positive. D- o things that make you happy. A- ccept the differences in others. Y- our talent is wasted on negativity.

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Date: 4/23/2021 11:59:00 AM
I couldn’t agree more Judy. Our diversity is what makes this world an interesting place to live, to learn, to grow, to appreciate others for their uniqueness. This is a wonderful poem that should be read in English classes. Bravo! Having said that I do appreciate it when someone corrects my typos. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 4/10/2021 10:44:00 AM
This says it all Judy, thank you for sharing this well written, appropriate verse. For all to read.
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Date: 4/8/2021 7:16:00 PM
Dear Judy, the message of your insightful poem is important and uplifting. The last line is a grand finale to a superb piece. Destructive Criticism demeans the giver as well as the receiver of the criticism. Well done, Judy! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/8/2021 8:20:00 PM
Thank you so much Susan. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/7/2021 3:19:00 PM
Good message. Negativity consumes people. Hurrah for you, Judy! :) gw
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/7/2021 7:47:00 PM
Thank you so much Gershon. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/7/2021 3:43:00 AM
Well said Judy, great message. Tom
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/7/2021 9:47:00 AM
Thank you so much Tom. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 8:53:00 PM
I agree with Andrea completely on this one. This should make POTD, JB.
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/7/2021 9:41:00 AM
Thanks so much Milton. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 3:12:00 PM
GREAT message here. It would be nice if THIS were POTD!
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 3:55:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 10:05:00 AM
An excellent message, Judy! Well said! Blessings, Kim M
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 10:06:00 AM
Thanks bunches Kim. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 9:18:00 AM
Couldn't agree more, Judy! If I don't like a poem, I just move on to another one. Usually there is something to "like" in each poem. We do need to foster a supportive group on Soup. (If you don't like a comment, at least you can delete it.) Great message! Hugs, carolyn
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 9:38:00 AM
Thanks bunches Carolyn. God Bless. JB
Date: 4/6/2021 7:43:00 AM
Hi Judy, I liked the positivity in this well-written acrostic. I agree with your overall message. It's a good contender for the poem of the day. Have a wonderful day, my friend:-) Alexis
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 8:51:00 AM
Thank you so much Alexis . God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 7:39:00 AM
I do not know what happened, as not been around.. Hope you are ok.. no place for bullying
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Date: 4/6/2021 8:47:00 AM
Thanks bunches Silent One. Neither do I but thought after hearing of the trouble I'd try to smooth out some troubled water. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 6:45:00 AM
You have the right attitude, Judy. Destructive Criticism breeds only negativity. Your 'Poem of the Day' should be tomorrow's POTD.
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Date: 4/6/2021 8:44:00 AM
Thank you so much Jenna. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 5:24:00 AM
Hi there Judy. One man’s negativity is another’s man’s conviction. Take care now.
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 8:38:00 AM
Thank you Keith. When God convicts it brings about growth that one may live. When man convicts it destroys. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 5:16:00 AM
An excellent message delivered in a very sensible way! May people listen and learn. Building one's reputation as a poet doesn't mean he had to demolish the dreams of others! Superb writing dearest, Judy! Hugs xxx
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 8:36:00 AM
thank you so much Demetrios. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 5:04:00 AM
An excellent message delivered in a very sensible way! May people listen and learn. Building one's reputation as a poet doesn't mean he had to demolish the dreams of others! Superb writing dearest, Judy! Hugs xxx
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 8:31:00 AM
Thank you so much Demetrios. God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 2:10:00 AM
Wonderful words. I enjoyed your write. God bless you always. Love, Gina
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 8:20:00 AM
Thank you so much Gina.\ God Bless, JB
Date: 4/6/2021 1:51:00 AM
A poem needed to be written, Well said Judy.
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/6/2021 8:14:00 AM
Thanks you so much Harry. God Bless, JB