I like to be criticized.
it is criticism all the way
that has allowed me to stay
could be from a learned on
that gave me a footing in tone
could be from an illiterate person
extended a humiliation for no reason.
People find joy in hurting others
they talk softly with a touch of a feather
inflict a strong hurt in their course
their remarks come with a force
unable in a way to accept
they never at any cost regret
cause a turbulence in the mind of the receiver.
This is not new to me at any time
criticism is the second of my being
always had been at the receiving end
never do I attach importance to this trend
as a child and as an adult
now as a senior, the scorn in fact
has no impact on my thick skin.