Struggles of Constructive Criticism

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It seems that I'm incapable of providing constructive criticism...

Submitted: October 14, 2017

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Submitted: October 14, 2017



I read. 
The words, such powerful words…
They allow emotions to arise
My reaction sits on the horizon, 
Waiting to be molded into coherence:
What I liked; what I didn’t. 
What seemed wrong, what seemed right;
What was magnificent, what needed a further push…
In my opinion


The thoughts are there—I can see them!
I can feel them and can taste them and…
But I cannot mold them into coherence.


The thoughts soon fade,
Evaporating into a mist full of simple words—
Praise, the simple only that remains.
Mostly only praise. 
It leaves such a taste in my mouth—
Was that what they wanted?
Was this what they needed?


The critical thoughts are now non-existent. 
I find myself rendered incapable—
I find myself glossing over apparent irregularities
I am not deceitful with my kind words. 
How, this is nothing else I can add—


I cringe as I conclude my task.
I am so utterly dissatisfied, frustrated, defeated.
Will they feel the same?
I relent. 
I press the submit button. 
Hoping that it is enough.

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