am i any good

36.36% • 8 votes • some of it is okay but not great
18.18% • 4 votes • you're pretty damn good
18.18% • 4 votes • not bad man
18.18% • 4 votes • reading your words made me puke and want to stab out my eyes
9.09% • 2 votes • you're amazingly talented
0% • 0 votes • you suck
0% • 0 votes • horrible just horrible
Total votes: 22
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RebelePhoenix
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So, I know I'm late, but I agree with Ms_Sub in that, although it's always a treat to hear the thoughts of others about our written work... A couple of your following comments leaned on the side of self pity and a need for POSITIVE feedback, not just "feedback" ... You do have some subject matters that are definitely promising and worth exploring... But try not to get too caught up in whether someone was puking while reading your word... Simply put, melodramatic

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db1
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Damn, I thought the poll was funny! I don't understand the harsh criticism...
Some people seek validation, so what?  It's no harm to seek it, and also no harm to give it.
Some people need distance, some closeness. Some adrenaline, some dopamine. Others are loud, and some meek.
Be nice to each other.



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Zed_Cuda
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It occurred to me in a vividly blurry dream that the only vindication we deserve is that which comes from ourselves. The minute we convince self that a poem is ready to be read by a bag of strangers, we should be at peace with that.

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LastofKind
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Write for self, or others will convince you to shut down, shut up, forever.

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Shakespearan-Sweet
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Are you talking about being a poet or something else?

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Shakespearan-Sweet
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What’s a bit long? His poems?

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Shakespearan-Sweet
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I agree. Obviously his poetry cuts deep to his soul and yet he has the critics. I have learned from a selective  few on my poetry and I can go places with that. Having  said that I will let F. Mus Cris Kind do the talking for me.

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S-m-sawyer
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I like criticism, it helps me to improve just like advise does. It won't stop me writing. I can't sing either but I'll still belt out a song or two!

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Blackwolf
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Constructive criticism :

Always check at least three sources for information ,

before posting , or publishing ;

Dear S- M- Sawyer :

Advise = the act of advising

Advice = that which you get from one advising

"Do I need to pull out the belt ?"

( the advice my father gave me , in the form of a query )

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S-m-sawyer
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Haha i just realised my mistake, thanks for pointing that out. I feel like a naughty school boy.

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slipalong
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I am just glad there is no emoji with rotten tomatoes to pelt

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Blackwolf
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Revolution Al just pointed out one of my fur paws...no , wait...Faux Pas , to me...

Even though making a fur paws sounds better !

We assist each other here !

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SatInUGal
Kumar
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No one writes good poetry. It's as simple as that. Why? Because "good" is not an objective measure. If you could put parameters on good art, computers could make it. I think someday computers may be capable of making some decent elevator music, but in the meantime, we need humans in all their flawed glory, and we each need art that speaks to us personally. You've got 4 medals, from what I see under your avatar. That' s four more than me, and I love my poetry. Make of that what you will.

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SatInUGal
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BTW, as far as who you are writing for, I hear a lot of people say variations on LastofKind's "Write for self." My interpretation of that is write what you are moved by the muse to write, and get it to the point where each write is right FOR YOU. At that point, it is something that you may feel proud of and want to show to others, but that wasn't why you wrote it, right? You wrote it because you were drawn to. You wrote it because you needed to.

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Sex_on_the_Joe
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When it comes to writing poetry there is no such thing as good or bad and right and wrong... True poetry exists through the soul and can only be truely enjoyed when one's self is open minded with their heart and soul..... True poetry cannot be judged or critiqued simply because it is someone else's thoughts and feelings shared through long or short verses of bars.... Some poets may be inexperienced, some poets may be seasoned veterans, but they both still share one thing in common.... The ability to express theirself through creativity of their mind, body, and soul....

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