Stand By Your Work

Stand By Your Work

A Poem by Baby Ricochet
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Writers should stand by their work no matter what

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Poets always stand by your work
Difficult though that can be
Baby knows what he's talking about
He posted Little Eve

I also posted Hookers and Crack
and a few other colorful rhymes
I'm sure pissed off many a viewer
who thought me a bag of slime

Though poetry is an artistic form
as such it is subjective
Does it only have artistic merit
If it's heavy and reflective

Did sir mix a lot pen high art
When he wrote Baby Got Back
Or is it just an embarrassment
to admit you like that track

Should we study all the classics
To fill our knowledge gap
All I know are marching chants
and old school gangsta rap

Take some classes from professors
Who published some piece of crap
Hey the old fart got some tenure
Bragging rights to flap his yap

Stay at home online study
With some bullshit university
Spend your time and money
on that liberal arts degree

So now your writing is top shelf
You may find this quite absurd
When you write offensive rhymes
You stand by every word

Some will tell you you're a genius
You know that's a bunch of s**t
You know you wrote an ugly poem
It's your work you stand with it

You are what you write on the WC
      That much is just a fact
So boys and girls I got no regrets
For Little Eve or Hookers and Crack

© 2013 Baby Ricochet


Author's Note

Baby Ricochet
Never delete one piece

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We all write what we've been through, its just that you'v ebeen through different things.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thanks for reading Rachel
Your poems are awesome, you're brutally honest and know how to write well. :D You are what you write.....yep I'm tragic :P Awesome poem. as always!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you Jamie
hell you're right Baby, and was about to delete my last self effacing one too, lol, there is so much talent here i feel like mine is crap..but you are correct, thanks baby :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thanks for the review Corset. Don't delete a thing
Always write what is inside of you, be yourself, no one else will. Nice.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you Jack
Actually very true, poetry is an artist expression of the writer and in the end it is what it is and the poet should always stand by their work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you Carolann
Carolann Dowsett

6 Years Ago

Welcome Mark.
Poems are like the writers who wrote them. Judge and criticize, but we just don't give a duck. It's our own art. Well said.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you anna
lol, another great one man

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you Mr rayone. Nice to see you back
Sirius King

6 Years Ago

glad to be back man
Just what I needed right now, thank you! I happen to be a terrible "second guesser" of my own work, but you're right, one man's (or woman's) genius is another man's trash, so we can only edit as much as our own heart and mind will allow.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

That's for sure. Thank you girl Friday.
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gcp
Never regret a thing.

I like this - it's got a good rhyme and flow - doesn't pull any punches but doesn't sucker punch either - make me smile :) I have a feeling I'm missing some context regarding your previous works (and reactions to it) but I don't figure that distracted from the piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

I've written a few raunchy pieces. Little Eve in particular. Most of what I write isn't like that t.. read more
gcp

6 Years Ago

:) Ah, I can hardly string a couple sentences together without cussing - so I'll probably get a few .. read more
That is the beauty of true artistry, each piece is unique and worthy of merit. We can never please everyone. As long as we are happy with ourselves and our work, that's all that truly matters. Thanks for being you, Baby!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you VITD

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