To any low-raters or collaborators
Who take time to take in these words,
My thanks in advance for casting a glance
But cast something more and it hurts
I think we're are all open to sound and outspoken
Advice - but to leave a 'point-five'?
I make the suggestion we each ask this question:
'Why am I on Protagonize?'
If not to advance and enjoy the romance
We all share with the word on the page,
Inspiring each other from cover to cover
Then why? Just to vent pent-up rage?
See, that little black mark might just snuff out a spark
Of creation beginning to glow,
consigning to darkness a mind that with practice
And time might have lit hundreds more
The point that I make is before you low-rate this
Consider the damage it does
For it's simpler to slate than it is to create
Be constructive instead - and use words!