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Jealousy does
not suit you.
A leech, feeding
on my soul just
to find the words
you cannot say
in my presence;
but behind my
back you glow
with arrogance.
You shine with
a false sense
of brilliance
that will never
captivate anything
more than a
dead audience.

-Brian Shuffett
August 9th, 2010
I'm not even going to tell you who this is aimed at, because I don't want a war of words here, so I will not post links because I know a recent argument got drawn way out of proportion. I was looking through my subscriptions and noticed someone wrote a piece mocking my latest piece, Censure, starting out with the first line and eventually calling it "artificial poetry" and referred to it as "false emotion." It's a shame that one can be so jealous of someone's talents, so jealous in fact that he wishes he wrote the piece because apparently the kid doesn't like that I get more views and more feedback. I can't help that people like my work, but I'm not egotistical or arrogant about it kid, so grow up and move on! If I get five views on a poem or five hundred, it doesn't matter as long as I've stated how I feel, and let my work speak for itself. Jealousy is a sign of weakness.
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AElfrics-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh this is just too precious...! Now this is the right medium of response to comments such as that one. Point perfectly proven, Brian. It's wonderful!
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Thank you dear! :glomp:
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AElfrics-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:smooch:
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crimsha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
i admit i wish i could write like you but there isn't any sense in anyone doing such a childish thing. your works are here to be enjoyed and admired! they would do best to learn from you rather than attacking you because the pieces you write are not false emotion, they are simply pure, beautiful poems which some may not understand because they lack the ability to open their minds and just enjoy a beautiful thing rather than competing with it for attention.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you so much! Yeah, that guy was pretty immature. He now tries to say it had nothing to do with me, when originally he said it did.
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crimsha Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
guess he realized jealousy is no match for true talent.
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ASimpleArtLover Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
over and over again i find myself awed by your mastery of words.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you so much!
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is a great poem! Some (correction most) people are just morons. I acutally had someone once take personal offence to my prolificness, and apparently he had nothing better to do than try and make me stop posting by attacking all of my work. But I just laughed at it, I am the stubborn sort, and he only made me want to keep posting knowing how much it irritated him.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thank you!

I don't know what the hell is wrong with some people!
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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samsam594 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
oh wow this is GREAT!
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thanks hun!
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SharpySplash Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Very nice! I love how you've ended it! Those last three lines were probably my favourites. :)
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you so much!
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RoseOfTemptation Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Wonderful.
I hope you are not being troubled too much, as well as you are soon left alone.
Your work is wonderful :heart:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you!
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alura92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Your work never ceases to be enjoyful. :aww: Great work.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you!
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alura92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
You're welcome! ^^
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Nex-Umbra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
some people...
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Indeed!
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songs-of-flight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Wow! :( It really sucks that someone spoke so harshly of your work! You write such amazing poetry! :( *hugs*
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I know!

Thank you dear!
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songs-of-flight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
:cling:

You're most welcome! :)
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010   Writer
I like this. And imo, the only artificial poetry is that which is borrowed from someone else. Anything else that comes from mind and or heart and or experiences, is as real as any. And the fact nowadays poetry can be nearly anything poetry wants to be, even "false emotion" if that is what the writer needs to express.

I like your poetry. Continue as before.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
True indeed!

Thank you!
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TwistedAnger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice work m'dear :)
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thanks hun! :hump:
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TwistedAnger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
LOL love a man who is not afraid to hump a little leg ;) you're welcome sweety
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
;) Not afraid at all hun! ;)
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TwistedAnger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehehehee
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Cu-Sith1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thank you so much!
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A-Rose-In-Misery Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
~Beautiful.~ :clap:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thank you!
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Riorae Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know someone like that... :/
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
It's a shame people behave as such!
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Riorae Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
especially when they are supposed to be your best friend... :/
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Mew-Universe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Writer
Yikes, don't you hate that? The emotion of this piece really touched me, though :) I can relate
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Yeah, I was really surprised because the kid and I had spoken several times before, and I even complimented him on his work previously. I don't get people sometimes!
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Mew-Universe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Writer
People are very confusing at times... Like one young man I know that I alternate between trying to help and wishing I could punch him in the face. But anyways, at least the scenario helped you write a good poem :)
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
True indeed!

Thank you!
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