Pity the poor critic, in our imperfect world, their life is filled with work.
Don’t dare to try and help them, by building something new.
You’ll only increase their woes, by attracting them to you.
And their work is unappreciated, though flawless through and through.
Their only goal? Perfection! And they’ll achieve it when you’re through.
No matter what you build, be it big or huge or small,
it’s filled with imperfections, and the critic finds them all.
Ignoring them is difficult, they’re fast and mean and tiny.
No matter how well intentioned, their words are dark and spiny.
They stick in cracks in ego, they pull down self esteem.
They weaken built up confidence, and disrupt the strongest team.
Avoiding them is easy, under camouflage is best,
crawl inside a deep dark hole and shhh…say nothing – do nothing – that’ll put ’em to the test!
Oh and one more thing? They’ll never like this little pithy ditty…
my, my, my… what a dreadful, awful, pity!
Criticism like lightning, is a fact of life, rise above others and it’ll strike.