Ice... I think people prefer consistency in most cases but as far as cussed out versus a wiity put-down; you might have to deal with what side of the bed they got up on, on a particular day. Or it may be the wrong time of month to say "sush & such" to HER at all because the first week of every month she's going to bite your head off.
Essorant, I'd like to agree with you but with the assortment of poets here at the forums even the one's that desire critique have gotten very choosy as to the kind of critique they're wishing which makes it very hard. I like the way Doreen Peri put it years back "Critique Message: I really don't want to be rewritten, but I would like to hear what you got out of my work, what impressions it left you, which lines/images worked best, & feelings on what I'm trying to say." But I agree totally with your statement "What is the virtue of either?" Some years back a housewife said to me (can't remember what it was about but it stuck) "Why waste your breath" I've carried it with me ever since.
Larry, bravo..! a wise move. From a Christain aspect... I try to envision Christ telling the mountain he wanted to move, to "get the hell out of my way."
And Ice... don't you think people will see through the disguise and be even more angry. Of course, if you saw through their disguise that of course would make it different and your already to bite... Or am I missin' the picture. I was here back in the beginning and passion's has seen many changes since then. I can tell you from experience, many of those changes came about because someone wanted to cut someone else up. If your as smart as you sound YOU won't get pulverized - especially by the wrong people. (Such as Ron) If you feel a need to fight hit a local bar.
just my two cents, lucky dale
[This message has been edited by lucky (04-13-2003 09:54 PM).]