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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: September 23, 2019      Views: 211

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My name is Bill and my pen name is Cedar. Cedar is the type of wood I use in making a variety of wood crafts, which is one of my favorite hobbies. This profile picture was taken many years ago.

I am a Federal retiree and worked at Fort Kno - more...

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This work has reached the exceptional level
with the good comes the bad...
"Receiving Reviews" by Cedar

I'm filled with joy when I receive six-stars,
grab the champagne and pass out the cigars.
There's no better feeling my work is admired,
so I reach for my pen while I'm still inspired.

But the joy fades fast as I scroll down the screen,
my blood is boiling, I can't believe what I've seen.
Well of all the nerve, someone only gave me a two,

hell, I just received a six, this surely can't be true.

If you think my poem sucks then take a short trip,
move the cursor over and click on the word "skip."
According to the rules, we cannot defend our work,
so all we can do is stay calm and don't go berserk.

It can make you feel like you're going to explode,
then the next step is planning the ways to unload.
But, wait just a minute, I don't do things that way,
I'll ask for an explanation and get on with my day.

My thoughts on reviewers are how this poem ends,
regardless of the rating, I hope we remain friends.
Now and then we forget how good things really are,
then realize Fanstory is the best writing site by far.



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Author Notes
It has been my experience over the years that when I do receive very low ratings most comes from new members. However, we must realize that they're only going through the process of learning the scoring system. We've all been there and done that. Best of luck and good wishes to all new members, it will become much easier as time goes by. Thanks for reading...Bill
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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