Writing Challenges

Expert, no apologies

Listen well, for this tale is not legend nor lore,
It holds true today, and has held true in yore.

I’ll speak of a creature known to give its opinion,
And is feared everywhere from Bombay to Asuncion.

You’ll see them rule runways in Spring and the Fall,
Though you know that, like you, they shop at the mall.

And with one meal, they decide with no hesitation,
If your restaurant is worth another reservation.

At launches and premieres, they’ll express their view,
Will it be curtain call, or just curtains for you?

But most of this breed can’t act, cook, or sew,
It seem what they do best is ‘being in the know’.

If having an opinion is their only shtick,
What pray is the point of the average critic?


In response to the Daily Prompt Expert


6 thoughts on “Expert, no apologies

    1. Thanks Sheryl…i loved your piece on Spellcheck….as a copy editor, I often find myself more frustrated with it than some of the more errant writers I have had to work with… but in the former’s defence ‘Ignore’ actually works 🙂


  1. Loved this! I am a film fanatic and am curious what critics have to say but their opinions will never stop me from seeing for myself. Trivia: I tried to guess what you were writing about from the first paragraph and failed badly: dragon expert. Must be the “lore” and “yore”…😀


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