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Blast From the Past (a poem of retribution)

Updated on March 1, 2015

There was once a critic of such little renown,

limited in his scope, and so new in the town,

Thinking he had all the answers and real talent,

little did he know, his cause, not so gallant.

His grand critique of one writer was so mean,

Hiding the envy that he held, and so green.

He lacked the experience and true humanity,

Beyond his own nose, he simply could not see.

Only time and experience, patience, and praise,

Could save his career and to cherish his days.

The true meaning of expression, valued by all,

Each in his own words, the big and the small.

His blasting was relentless, saved not a soul,

Instead of respect, his contempt he did extol.

He launched himself to strange worlds, in vain,

The more he vented, the greater his own pain.

When looking in a mirror, his true self he did hide,

Instead of a villain, where only a cherub did abide.

Perhaps one fine day, his wrongs he shall right,

Understanding humanity, and gaining more insight.

His blast from the past, may become praise, to replace,

Valuing expression, by each child, and with true grace.

The human spirit, a great power, all holds deep within,

A message of hope, to the misguided, we shall send.


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Yep...I suppose we all have all been there at some time, eh...whonu

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      Chris Mills 

      3 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

      It's easy to see the cherub instead of the villain in the mirror even though they look nothing alike.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      My purpose in life is to be an inspiration to others and help when I can. I strive to be positive and when some are wronged, we must stand in unison to make right. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      We must do our best to reign in negativity. Right now at work, everyone as been given a lot more duties than they should have. Tempers are short, and it isn't pleasant.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Thanks Faith Reaper and I'm so proud that you agree. Blessings. whonu

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Well stated! Its seems those who believe they are all that, are bit disillusioned to their own abilities and have no business belittling others' work.

      Your poetry stand on its own merit without photos. However, your photography is amazing.

      God bless

      Up +++ tweeting, pinning and G+ the HP share button is not working

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Well stated! Yes, some who may believe they are the experts are usually a bit blind to their own falling short of being an expert.

      I am with Jodah, in that your poetry stands on its own and paints the picture quite well with your words. However, your photography is amazing.

      Up +++ tweeting, pinning, and G+ the HP share button is not working now.

      God bless

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Jodah, thank you for standing up with me on this. Occasionally a person comes on these pages who is wrong in their way of thinking in relation to others and their ability to write whatever they feel and in their own way. Thank you my friend. whonu

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This poetry stands up on its own merits without needing photos whonu. Critics can destroy one's inspiration and creativity if their comment are not educated and constructive. I can relate to the subject of this. Voted up.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      I got a new computer and right now have been unable to load photos. For now I will have to write without them. Hope you all are understanding. Thanks for the thumbs up my friend. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I hope this didn't happen to you, whonu. Your poetry is outstanding.

      I notice your last couple of posts don't have your gorgeous photography included. Are you trying something new?

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Right on, my friend. whonu

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      God bless the critics, no matter how misguided they may be. LOL Well done my friend.


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