When Your Poem Is Criticized

When Your Poem Is Criticized

 

By Elton Camp

 

As for all those who will post poetry online

Severe criticism is a thing they can’t mind

We must be prepared for some expert to tell,

“Nice try, but your poem didn’t flow so well.”

 

Or, “Your writing was really a disgusting sight.

Because the rhymes you selected are just trite.”

Then along will come some inane, carping slob

“Keep writing, but don’t give up your day job.”

 

Usually, if the critic’s own posting you check

You will find he also didn’t do worth a heck

Much like a eunuch in a harem or a musician deaf,

He tells others what to do, but can’t do it himself

 

 

(Revised 2-1-11 from its original version listed as

“The Eunuch in the Harem.”  The title was perhaps

misleading and certain word choices allowed the

interpretation that I was angry at criticism.  Both

versions were meant only  as humor.)



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This is a revision of an earlier poem.
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