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Finally! A good criticism!

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Okokok, all criticism is good criticism; even if it is only good enough to balance the advice of helpful readers.

I had posted a funny story titled "Gladiator" and something struck me as wrong. Someone pointed out that if they picked that story because of that title, either they would end up mad because there was not enough gladiating in the story, OR, they'd not have picked a story with that title in the first place.

Huh. Readers think about a story's title? Who'd a thunk it?

Short read on a long post: it's still the same funny story but the title is changed to "That Johnny and the Gladiator".

With words that tear and strain to Rhyme

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I do not wonder, merely lament,
the scores dunked on poems here.

You may say, this site has purpose
limited to a cargo of crates full of stroke.

But. Not true! This site is open.

Think quick of the Cremation of Sam McGee. Of Dangerous Dan McGrew.

Their target audience quite similar.
And their praise raised to these days.

Please, as you read or re-read,
vote not as a disappointed critic but
with the enthusiasm of participants!

And at the close,
My poetry blose.