reviewing and rating others works

reviewing and rating others works

A Story by ABG 2.0
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for those that believe they know better give some consideration, eh?

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reviewing and rating others works

how now brown cow
simple and distinct.

confused? having problem finding the rhythm, or avoiding the stumble blocks of no comma, no period ... and god forbid, no CAPS!

welcome to reality, welcome to written words of no manner other than that which they are ... only words and simple words at that.

sure one could substitute bovine for cow, or tawny tan for brown, or what's happening for how or even present moment for now ...

what's happening this moment tawny tan bovine?

but that's not how it was written or how it should be.

it is a product of the thought and construction by the one that took time to place pen to paper.
to suggest that your version, your trespass upon another's verse making it yours rather than theirs is at best larceny, aggressive theft and insult to boot.


good for you.

it appears that you have found a comfortable niche in which to take space, find refuge amongst those that agree with your manner of prose.

again, good for you.

the rest of us, especially the 'newbies' as called by those of long time membership, as if it gives validation of one's works, know that many of 'us' have been out here in the real world of exposure subject to real critique by all, not just friendlies.

caps, commas, periods or fancy words do not a good piece of written word make.
substance ... honest expression ... uniqueness, that's what makes one piece shine over another, not conformity to regulated, mandated format of archaic design.
it's 2017 not 1500 or even 1850.
this is a different day with different peoples not so unlike those of before but still different.

don't tell me my work has an odiferous perfume to it ... just say it stinks, stinks to high heaven.
use the speak of the everyday man, not only words of high horse crusaders that produce one after another cookie cutter wording that requires a thesaurus to explain intent.


and hey!
enough of the rude comment directed to my name, angry buddha guy, as it is the one i chose, it is that which speaks of me, it is who i am.
an embracement of the extremities of emotions ... the calm of the buddhist way and the aggressive nature of man.

and don't insist that inclusion of angry in my username, gives open invite to give unnecessary reprisal from those of you that have mental blockage of the ignorant order.

your way is not the only way folks.


the sun rises in the east and sets in the west but we all see it differently each and every time.

have an open mind that gives much consideration to each one's unique interpretation of life, it's joys, it's sorrows, it's respect to individuality.
judge the other's written word on the manner they present rather than that which you follow.

and no ... not everything has been said before ... if so, then why are you here?

where would the likes of whitman, gibran, cummings, thoreau, hemingway, twain, kerouac, sandburg and even vonnegot or ginsberg, where would they be if judged by closed mind?

there are more than 2 sides to every coin ...
heads, tails ...
and the other much larger that goes all the way around

your choice, eh?


© 2017 ABG 2.0



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I really love the candid and forthright way you said it. I agree with you 100% that poetry is all about clarity and spontaenity of expression and in that every poet has to be respected. The way you stated that we view the rising and setting sun differently every day is just awesome. And indeed if all poetry was greeted with a closed mind, where would the great poets be. Kudos on this excellent write! Written straight from the heart!

Posted 1 Month Ago


ABG 2.0

1 Month Ago

different is most often the easiest of targets and most of us are lazy ...
how can one make c.. read more
DIVYA

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome. Thank fir the insightful read.
Yours was the only comment on my work. Clicked on your name, read this then returned to your comment and my response to it and realized that more than thanking you, I should celebrate the honor you extended. As a keen learner --- and one on a learning curve at that, I welcome critiques, especially those that nurture my growth (at 71 I'm still at it), as long as it sticks to substance and/or style and not the singer. Frankly, I see little anger from just reading your piece, other than a fiercely independent mind that is true to itself. As for newbies, nerds, whatever, by nature, we may suffer the occasional "wrath" from those with "seniority" not so much from honest criticism, but by benign neglect, until some accident that attracts the attention of readers. But in the end, much as sharing is part of the equation in writing, I have often felt a sense of contentment at the mere conclusion of a painting, rather than being consumed with the anxiety of how others may see it. Long before they even do.

Posted 4 Months Ago


ABG 2.0

4 Months Ago

the writer records events
the poet speaks of life
the painter paints
but the ar.. read more
yes, more than two sides to a coin...and each coin here is different, each writer is different....

yes, misspellings in poetry really do bother me---because i feel poets live by words and need to respect them....as for punctuation etc. we have poetic license....and often lack of punctuation allows for various readings...
various inflections.....some of the most famous authors are impossible to read....Hawthorne, Faulkner...styles difficult for no apparent reason...but writers are who they are and thank god for diversity is what i say...
write on Angry!

Posted 4 Months Ago


I was told a very long time ago, that all recommendations/suggestions are just that, and that the author has final say - period. I agree with your post - 100%.

Posted 4 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ABG 2.0

4 Months Ago

thank you
too many get their panties all wadded when things aren't as they think it should be.. read more
Carol Cashes

4 Months Ago

...and I'm laughing....and laughing...and laughing.
ABG 2.0

4 Months Ago

good to see you come by and laugh ... and laugh ... and laugh
You slay again ABG! I hear you loud and clear...very wise and witty tutorial to effectively penetrate both the most delicate and toughest of skins.

Posted 4 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ABG 2.0

4 Months Ago

we are all different but the same ... mere mortals
except for batman ... he lives forever!
Annette Pisano Higley

4 Months Ago

Mos def'!- Manna-Hataspeak:)
If caps, commas, periods are a format of archaic design I'll take them. The idea is to be understood. That's why we write.

I haven't read any of your work but if someone has bothered you, simply block then. I've been here a while and never consider anyone a 'newbie.' To me, their just another writer offering their thoughts.

Posted 6 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ABG 2.0

6 Months Ago

good morning to ya ...
first off, thanks for taking the time to not read my works and giving .. read more
LMAO! I hope you like this review, man. I know you're angry, but this was so spot on about certain reviewers here that I fell about laughing. You're right, pretentiousness sucks!

Posted 6 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ABG 2.0

6 Months Ago

i returned the courtesy and visited your place.
you have some interesting notions.
i'm.. read more
The Iron Horseman

6 Months Ago

Thank you. I'm the other way round - I'm not much for blank verse! Each to their own, eh?
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