Why leave the people that actually love you,
The people that cherish you,
The people that saw you take the first step?
The people that you hold so dear in your whole existence.
The people that encourage the whole world yet destroy you with criticism,
The people that see the good in everyone else yet destroy your will to do because they expect you to make no mistake,
As if you’re an angel with a halo,
Yet you wear a tag that says “Not good enough”
Anything and everything you do is passed through a shredder,
A vocal one that tears up everything you do, say or plan to do into nothing,
In fact it is reduced to how bad you did it, or did not do it, even before you attempt,
You are considered a failure!
Who does that you say?
Everyone who sees the wrong in you.
The flaws in you and force you to see it also.
Everyone that expects perfection yet it’s impossible,
Everyone that fails to see your effort and focuses on your failure.
Everyone that picks everything you do wrong and nothing you do wrong.
Everyone that thinks you are living their life and preempt every failure they did and tries to protect or prevent you from making mistakes that you probably should.
Everyone that makes you walk on egg shells every time they appear.
Everyone that makes you afraid of living and make you fail at being yourself,
Everyone that thinks they are helping you by protecting you from the world,
Everyone that thinks failure is the end of life,
But what is life without mistakes.
We live to learn don’t we?
I mean why would someone criticize you to a fault?
Day in day out without your permission,
Why would they make you so small in their eyes that you eventually see yourself that way…?
Why would they make it a vicious cycle that is passed down?
A legacy of sorts.
Why think that someone will turn up like you?
Are they you?
Why forget to nurture and remember to criticize,
They say when things go wrong…
How about when people go wrong and you are the common factor around those people,
I mean think about it!
Everyone moves away from everyone who makes them feel crippled,
I say everyone but let me say you…
You are on your own because you destroy your own and build others,
When people look at you and call you a failure…
Who made you that way?
Who allowed it into you?
Who watered it and tendered it?
Who embraced it and made it alive?
I call it criticism.
Plain hard knock criticism.
The words of judgment you spew on someone because they don’t measure up!
The pointed blithering comments and backlash because they are not the same,
Off course they will never ever be the same!
Look at an artist,
Unkempt, rugged, not your piece of cake but the work they produce Delicious!!!
Yet skew someone because of their outlook.
Stop it now!
(Further reading: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-labermeier/negative-impact-of-criticism-_b_3829346.html)