General Poetry posted December 31, 2018

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A Message

by jmshumate

Woke up this morning--few things to do, checked my account I had two reviews.

I read your words, so good and so kind, you loved my work--four stars left behind?

Looked at this critic with nothing critiqued, nice words on my works--the stars showed they stinked.

Checked over my work the meter was fine, the words had good flow and plenty of rhyme?

Looking up this reviewer to better understand their views, since 2015 not one single post, stars, or new news?

When giving review, I'm lifting one up, kind in my words--pouring truth in their cup.

My first reaction to coffee and ink, as a reviewer--do you really think?

I've spent time in county--stripped naked alone, not a thing I could do but wait to go home.

I've been beaten, been stabbed--my nose broken too, think I can handle a poor critique from you?

Survived the loss of two wives, took care of children that grieved, fought through a life of addiction and the time that it thieved.

Where I come from--we don't hide who we are, hide behind masks--shorting people a star

So please trust me now when I tell you of this, I'm not the good Shepherd--this mark I have missed.

Change for me has always been very hard, I prayed and asked God--please play my next card?

Instead of being angry--I gave nice reply, giving nomination to this girl or this guy.

I say this right now--face to unknown face, if you don't like my work--please state your case.

All of the rest who take time to review, I value your time and honesty too.

God bless!


I got this idea for a poem from a bad review I received without any reason or correction advised. Thank you for sparking my muse.
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