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The Poet's Fear of Criticism

He said he'd written Some great poetry; But wasn't going To show it to me.

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Date: 12/23/2017 8:38:00 AM
It is like sending a defenceless child out into the world. Dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas. I enjoyed reading this one.
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Alex Frankel
Date: 12/27/2017 5:20:00 PM
thanks Richard, merry christmas to you too! 'Fraid I'm being lazy with the poetry these days ... one day will get back to it!
Date: 3/25/2014 7:03:00 PM
Hello Alex, I think we all face that fear of criticism but it is Ok if it is done in a good way. Welcome to Poetry Soup and just write what's in your heart. MAY YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY...LlUCILLA
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Date: 3/2/2014 4:35:00 AM
Hi Alex.. first time stopping by your poems, and you have nothing to fear, so continue to show them to us ;) Seriously though this sums up our poetry passion in a nutshell. We write and write and write, and then are hesitant to show others-- for me, not so much a fear of criticism but of opening up your soul to others. rect remedy for starting up that confidence level-- constructive advice. Next stage-- to put my next bunch of poems into a publication-- now that is brave :)
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Date: 2/13/2014 2:23:00 PM
That pretty much says it all. Love this.
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Date: 2/12/2014 9:09:00 AM
He probably doesn't have a copyright. Short write, but a good one.
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Date: 2/12/2014 4:41:00 AM
Alex welcome to true soup, very short but very true...David
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Date: 2/11/2014 2:02:00 AM
Wow Alex! You dredge up memories many poets would acknowledge having - that first moment you gave someone a poem you've written wondering if it is worth it. But fortunately once that first hurdle is passed it gradually becomes easier.
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Date: 2/10/2014 5:58:00 PM
I like this, it made me laugh. BG
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