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Just like beef jerky

Contributed by Beyfoxman5 on Saturday, 28th November 2015 @ 09:36:41 AM in AEST
Topic: Lifepoems

If I only knew this when I was 18
It wouldn't at the time seemed so mean
It seemed that these were simply tongue lashings
I couldn't understand why they happened

I'm not by nature confrontational
Fighting back to me seemed too consequential
So I tried so much just to dismiss these scoldings
And hide them in my personal building

I saw little point in their value
I wanted to forget them so much too
Maybe the other side was having a bad day
It was surely that, to myself, I'd say

It was only today I saw the point
And Coach Walsh, the spokesperson for this, I do appoint

I read this-one time, he said

Criticism is like beef jerky,
It's tough and hard to chew indeed
But it has everything you need to succeed

Copyright © Beyfoxman5 ... [ 2015-11-28 09:36:41]
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Re: Just like beef jerky (User Rating: 1 )
by speedy on Saturday, 28th November 2015 @ 09:48:43 AM AEST
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Criticism helps people learn - it tells you what your strengths are and what you need to work on. It may hurt at the time, but when you get a chance to sit and think about it, sometimes it helps - not always, but sometimes.
Great write.

Hannah B

Re: Just like beef jerky (User Rating: 1 )
by ladyfawn on Saturday, 28th November 2015 @ 10:17:18 AM AEST
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i love the analogy! great message!

hugs n' love nessa

Re: Just like beef jerky (User Rating: 1 )
by JamesStockdale on Saturday, 28th November 2015 @ 01:57:28 PM AEST
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Great poem Fox!


Re: Just like beef jerky (User Rating: 1 )
by Invierno on Sunday, 29th November 2015 @ 08:44:25 AM AEST
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I would add the criticism IS like beef jerky, but only if created in a smokehouse producing a constructive flavor.

Good poem...enjoyed the read.


Re: Just like beef jerky (User Rating: 1 )
by ming on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 @ 12:28:18 PM AEST
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Very good! If criticism is done in a non-harmful way, yes it can help.


Re: Just like beef jerky (User Rating: 1 )
by Invierno on Saturday, 5th December 2015 @ 01:13:19 PM AEST
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"And hide them in my personal building"

love it!


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