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Why Criticism Kills
by Joanna Jones

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
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Written after he'd been grumbling at me all weekend about various issues. I wanted to show the harm that criticising your loved one can do!



I donít do the dishes right

The sink doesnít sparkle

The floors arenít white.


I canít change the light bulbs

Cause my legs are broke

I donít join in when youíre smoking dope.


Iím all in a dream world

Not your reality

Hiding the pain that you wonít see.


I donít own a lamp, but that doesnít matter.

Iím not organised; thereís too much clutter.


Iím no good at talking or helping you through

If youíve got a problem I donít listen to you


Iím too much of a prude Ė now that one I donít get

When I sleep next to you, naked.


When you look at me, who do you see?

A woman that loves you?

Do you really see me?




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Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr. 2/24/2007
Beautiful Joanna.....I am glad he awoke from his trance. I am guilty of these very offenses.......sadly I chose a bottle of vodka over precious love........Your words certainly make us all take a step back and appreciate our blessings.....


Reviewed by Joanna Jones 8/22/2006
Hello guys

Well, he read the poem and everything is fine. We discussed the matter and are getting on great. I feel a little bad about it as he also read all your comments, too, so I'm about to get started on another romantic poem for him!
I haven't got my computer at the moment so I have to borrow the library computer, so if anyone posts I can't reply straight away.
Joanna Jones.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 8/1/2006
Constructive criticism is a meal most hate to consume until their stomachs are filled with the knowledge that someone else may cook a better idea. On the other hand being overly picky is the trait of one whose own life needs to be placed under the train of thought.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 8/1/2006
this is one of the problems i have always had in relationships...if he falls in love with you...why start trying to change you right away?
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/1/2006
good write

the critic the true crtc seeks to build up, the fault finder, seeks only to tear down, belittle, destroy

Reviewed by Rebecca Burns 8/1/2006
That was very touching and real.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/1/2006
Change bedrooms . . .
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/1/2006

This guy is a jerk...Get rid of him and don't look back..
Life is too precious to hang about with jerks..

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/1/2006
Hope this is not a reality poem for Joanna you are far too smart to be caught up in that trap. If a relationship is at that stage there are only one or two choices, get professional counselling right away or walk out of there right away. This poem screams of emotional pain and though the victim may come around and think oh maybe it is not so bad and I am imagining things...guess what you are not, this poem speaks from the heart and the heart don't lie.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/1/2006
After he reads this. It will be Roses and a box of chocies, pink champange,
the sunsetting in the back ground as he pleads for forgiveness for being so thoughtless...
Don't give in till you get the car and cruise...
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