Everyone’s a critic

Everyone’s a critic

they show their shadow side

unleashed behind the teeth

of a fake smile

they look at what you say, make or do

then they say it could’a been

oh so much better!

I understand and fully believe

in constructive criticisms~but please don’t

tell me these things I make or create

simply don’t work out

or that they plainly suck

when you remind me of the

back seat driver.

When was the last time you actually

made something yourself?

Or created something out of thin air?

Or molded some words into a poem, or a story?

Or made some snazzy drawing-still counts even if

it was made out of lunacy.

Don’t slam me for my efforts.

It’s unfair.

It’s not constructive criticisms.

It’s more like your just unimpressed

with any of my mundane efforts.

Why are people so quick to focus

on failures, or negatives or the bad & the ugly?

 

Random $tuff

Random $tuff,

nothing makes much cents anymore.

just completely random, random, Random $tuff,

and i see dollar signs in huge chunks before,

my eyes. Everything cost a pretty penny, more , and more and more,

often than not. When you don’t make enough, it’s all that you’ve got.

And it should not matter much but it doe$, it makes plenty,

especially when its that time again, to pay your bills,

when you are living paycheck to paycheck, some strung out,

on what ifs and what nots….what if the car breaks down, what if something else breaks,

what if your left with nothing and zero dollars left in the bank,

then something huge happens or occurs,

a house fire, a flooding, an illness or accident,

and if your not planning in advance,

for the what ifs and what nots, what will you do then?

It $ucks having no money and it sucks to be poor….

I cannot constantly put a happy face on it and pretend i live in a dream,

just because it will make everybody else feel better.

Yes, i have blessings, many to count, but that does not nickel and dime me,

down to common cents, down to the land of plenty,

down to the “American Dream” of the “middle-class” (which is slowly vanishing btw)

having many blessings and showing gratitude,

to all i am thankful for, cannot be measured by wealth, unless

you are counting it in the more spiritual sense. But it does not pay the bills,

all those positive thoughts your annoying little I.V, drips into my spine.

All those meditative practices, all the unanswered prayers, all the law of attraction,

will not help one bit, when i cannot rub two nickels together to get a dime.

and no i cannot make head or tails of it.

Random $tuff, truth is “we be poor.’