Poetry and Trolls

I belong to a few Facebook poetry pages, but I’m only active in one.  I suppose I could post my poems in all of them, but I kind of feel that would be cheating. I’m not sure exactly how it works, but I don’t want to write a poem and then have it appear on my Facebook page like 4 or 5 times, because that would annoy people.  It annoys me when I see it although, as I said earlier, I’m not sure how that works, it could be I’m the only one seeing them at all and people are doing something extra to make them appear.
Anyway, it means I see  a lot of bad poetry, that I generally skim right past.  I only post in the one because it’s a site which encourages criticism, although there is an ingrained problem with that:  criticism isn’t something that anybody likes much.
So, today I caught the tail end of a bit of a kerfuffle on one of the sites I belong to but am not active in.  Everybody seemed to be jumping on one guy, because he was leaving comments about how all of them suck.  At first I was of mixed opinions, maybe they were just being an oversensitive bunch of whiny little crybabies and then I saw a few of his posts.  Could be they were still being an oversensitive bunch of whiny little crybabies wanting nothing but participation ribbons for their mediocre meditations, but it’s 100% certain that he was being an asshole.
Anyway, amid  the comments about how people were leaving the site because of all the negativity (which, I suspect, is a lot like how millions of Americans leave the country forever after every election), I started thinking maybe I should get active over there, post a few poems, and see what happens.
Next one I write, that’s what I’m going to do.

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