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by Peter J Benson

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

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Somebody who declined to leave a name gave me a new description. (I'm being polite here). This is my answer

There are people who have never fought my fights
But feel free to criticize my words;
And, understanding nothing, use their rights
To undermine my use of vowel and verbs.
 
But still I strain to codify the thoughts.
It sometimes helps, in analgesic vein;
Too scribble, doodle, sometimes overwrought!
To bicker, bitch, and sometimes to complain!
 
It never was my thought to please the whole;
But merely thoughts to share for mass revue!
And, understanding that, I bare my soul
In hope that others also will pursue.
 
For, critic tho you be, there are those
Who's love of words will far outweigh
Your stulted, prosaic, use of prose
And we are more enriched because of they.
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Reviewed by Pier Tyler 7/11/2004
Much needed to be said, well, you've said it. This is a relevant write. Thanks for saying what I was thinking...
Reviewed by Jacqueline VanZandbeek 5/1/2003
I could not have said (wrote) it better myself.
Jacqueline
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 1/23/2003
I found this a very entertaining poem. It is so true that critics seem to really want to press down those who speak in differents ways but Im tellingyouto keep writing like this poem
Reviewed by Claywoman 1/22/2003
good thoughts and a good poem Peter...
Reviewed by Kathleen Herrick 1/5/2003
Concurrence here. I've had the same problems with my poetry. People just don't always get where I'm coming from or don't like my "style". Oh well. Too bad for them!! Great read.
Reviewed by Caldwell Phillips (Reader) 12/22/2002
I am not that polite either. We wrote a poem about this very thing, to hell with them. They are just jealous!

Janet & Alan
Reviewed by Lorrieann Russell 12/18/2002
Well done, Peter. You said a mouthful!

And may all of those
who tread your toes
with their lofty stilted prosai prose,
find no repose
for the poet shows
he speaks from what he truly knows....

(oh that's terrible, but ye get my point. Ye done great! And you make an excellent point!)
Reviewed by Lorrieann Russell 11/30/2002
Good stuff!
Reviewed by Edward Petty (Reader) 11/28/2002
Hiya, Peter:


It's never been easy to please everyone. Nor is it realistic to think every piece one writes will receive a 10 rating. Hence, your review of GET OVER IT! for me. This poem, though, got a top rating from me because of its message, polite as it was. I write verse quickly, and it sometimes can be its downfall. I read it back to myself, and I wonder if anyone will find it worth their review, trying to be unbiased, but finding it pretty well-written in the end.
Reviewed by Lawrance Lux 11/23/2002
Very profound, Peter.
lgl
Reviewed by Afrika Abney 11/21/2002
Well said. Thanks for sharing this piece.

Afrika M.A.Abney
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 11/7/2002
Hi Peter, You are doing a fine job and if some body don't like it, to hell with them. I am not all that polite as you :) :)

Hope you remember ritro:) :) :)

LOve from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 11/7/2002
I concur 100%. This "critic" is an utter coward who has no sense of what true poetry is. This is my first time reading your stuff, but even I can tell you have a passion for the language. Keep cooking, word chef.
Reviewed by Ashley Tabor (Reader) 11/7/2002
A good reply for the critic. Never let others sway your heart, alway write what you feel.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 11/7/2002
Don't let them get to ya Peter,,keep writing what you feel, or what you need to feel. If they don't like it, then it is their loss. Lisa
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/7/2002
Some critics are trouble makers. Don't let them get to you.

I've always used my own judgment when I write. I will listen to good honest critiques, but whether to change the writings to their likings rests upon my own best judgment, as we are our own best critics.

Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 11/6/2002
Peter...

I found your reply true to Peter style. Kudo's to you.
Reviewed by TR 11/6/2002
11-06-02

It's Just Your Turn To Get Criticized By an Idiot,ie. This Is What You're Dealing with 3rd Grade Mentality!

TRASK
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/6/2002
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