SCRIBBLERS ARE SENSITIVE

SCRIBBLERS ARE SENSITIVE

A Poem by DIVYA
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Just saying it as it is

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Poets and writers are sensitive people. The reason is pretty obvious. They’re putting a piece of themselves out there and they feel vulnerable. It needs courage to put out a personal bit of oneself for public consumption. And if in the process, they encounter nastiness or sneakiness of any kind, it may put them totally off and kill their propensity to share. I understand there are two types of people on the Café. Those who genuinely love to write and network over their posts and those who love to pose as writers but are really lowlives, here to screw around on the site, creating mischief. Nowadays, the latter far outnumber the former and that’s a bad thing for those who are here for the sheer love of writing. No wonder, many greatly talented people have left the website for good. It’s a pity because they are the kind who make all the difference to the quality of the website. If it goes on this way, soon only the chaff will remain, the riff-raff of the Internet world. The only way to prevent these rats from taking over is to nip their s**t in the bud, cut them down to size and expose them for what they really are. It’s only then that the others will feel more confident and safe to continue their business of writing and posting here.

© 2020 DIVYA


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I hate that often budding writers give up because of encountering the nastiness of some. We should feel safe among other poets...not massacred and made to raise the white flag of surrender because we feel like wounded poets.
I hear ya on this one, DIVYA...
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for sharing your views on this subject, dear Jacob...



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I've been here 11 years on this
site and have experienced a few
negative and nasty remarks ..I
think most of us have at one time
or another..I just feel so bad for the
newbies and the younger writer trying
to hone their craft..to improve and then
only to be shot down on theor work by
these trolls who seem to be on every site
you speak the truth here my friend..I so
agree with all you have written here..


Posted 1 Week Ago


You've raised a good point Divya. I haven't experienced much direct nastiness myself here on WC but the problem I see is that we are all looking for different things here. I think it would help a lot if everyone who wanted some constructive help with their writing said so. Hopefully we are here to support each other but the trick is sussing out what that means. There isn't one answer unfortunately! I don't know how we could do it but perhaps a code of conduct might help.
All the best,
Alan

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Thank you Alan. I appreciate what you say here. We are all here for different things. Most of us wan.. read more
I have only encountered this once or twice and made sport of them when I did I wish I would catch these folks more often I have also encountered some very negative folks that only offer critique and no encouragement and usually it becomes so apparent that they are trying to make up for something that they feel a lacking in (I will let you fill in that blank) I wish we could start a forum or something to for people to post these bad experiences on so we could hash some of these folks of the site. I want this place to stay a place of growing like it was (and continues to be so) for me:)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Well, it makes me furious that someone as friendly and kind as you has had to face misbehaviour here.. read more
Dear DIVYA, it does indeed take courage for a writer to post their inner most thoughts for all to see. It is hurtful and plain nasty when their thoughts are ridiculed and rubbished. I have been posting on the Internet for over a decade now, and sadly have to report that on every poetry site I have used, there has been evidence of trolls. This can be quite devastating for new writers. It can easily prevent them from posting or worse still, writing. I have to say that my skin has grown thicker with the years, but it is a great pity when talent is lost because of idiots. We should feel safe to post in an environment which offers encouragement and inspiration. I am with you entirely here.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much, dear friend. Your words mean so much to me. Sending you back a hug....and a grate.. read more
Mr. D

2 Weeks Ago

Trolls are amusing. Watching them flounder for a response when you get their goat is absolutely hila.. read more
DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Of course D...thanks and keep sharing...it helps.
Many great writers are writing. In some places, write in secret. I like the Hemingway statement. "Writers must bleed to paper". Look up Susana Chavez , a Mexican poet who was murdered for trying to save the young girls of the Mexican border. Thank you dear Divya for sharing your wonderful words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

And I thank you for sharing such precious inputs with me today, my dear friend...appreciated so much.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome dear Divya.
I simply block the drooling cretins and move on.
Those who do not reciprocate reviews bother me, more.
Still, D, you make a good case.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Jimmy...I worry sometimes...then I scribble and move on...
TELL THEM TO KISS YOUR GRITS !

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

Haha! I already did, my friend. Thank you for stopping by....
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Gee
Like this Divya. Can't say that I have yet fallen victim to any of the so called trolls on here but have seen many others on the receiving end. I guess it wouldn't fuss me to much as very little that I post is precious to me, but for many every word is precious.
My sole intention when landing on planet WC was first of all to post, and hopefully not be laughed back outta the door, and then to learn from the better writers here, of which there are many, and the to show a gradual improvement in my offerings, which I think has slowly happened( hope that doesn't sound bigheaded)
I find refuge every early morning here, mainly reading without reviewing( I'm shite at that:) and every now and again posting the odd piece of piffle.
Long may the site continue to welcome the likes of you, Jacob, EmmaJ, Dave, Doodley, Jacob, Beccy, Christine, KWP, Margie ( and others) so that the likes of me and many more can continue to slowly evolve into better writers by reading your works.
Good morning ma'am, happy New year, hope all is well with you :))


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

Good Morning Gee :)

I’m okay, thanks...but craving for a bit of sun on this the 4rt.. read more
Gee

3 Weeks Ago

You are far, far more than a scribbler and a luvverly lady as well :))
DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

Awww....Thanks Gee :)))
You’re awesome too 🤗
Strange, but I have personally encountered only a few trolls and obviously disturbed people here. Really sorry to hear your experience has been different.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

I’m glad you’ve had a better experience. I’m here since almost 2011 and believe me, I’ve bee.. read more
I have to agree with your thoughts here.....

I have been here nearly four years now and I have witnessed the drastic change in the site in that time. From a place where all poets and writers appreciated the efforts of each other to one where complete abject amateurs feel the need to tell much more experienced and polished writers how they should write. The other pitiful side of the coin are those weak and insecure people who pledge a lone wolf status and then proceed to hide behind multiple aliases and spit venom quietly in personal mails. These idiots know who they are and the block button is a badge they need to wear proudly.

Perhaps its time for people to really understand how the site works best. By all means leave thoughts and comments on the theme and emotions behind a write, but have some respect for the person behind the quill, the experience they have in the craft and their right to express themselves freely. If you deem yourself to be a budding poet laureate and you wear your ego on your sleeve like a medal of honour, then by all means, show us the depths of your perceived talent, but DON'T tell any of us how we should write!

I enjoyed the wisdom of your words here and hopefully the coming year on the cafe has the focus kept firmly on the joy of writing and not on the petty bullshit that always arises.

Well written. From time to time someone has to educate the neanderthals, and you have done so here. Well Done.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Weeks Ago

So true! You are always welcome🌷
DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

And then in the same breath they try to divert the readers to their own page 😹
DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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