Cynics and Critics – A Poem

this world is full of cynics and critics
bitter about their unfulfilled dreams
frustrated with their lack of courage
afraid of their inner cynics and critics

harsh on others
as much as they are
harsh on themselves

instead of searching for their own truths
instead of minding their own businesses
they are always busy seeking
someone or something else
to judge
to criticise
to blame

for it is an easy way to avoid
facing their own demons

if you come across them
which you will
yes you will
if you are living your life
creatively and whole-heartedly

just smile and say
thank you but no thank you
and walk away
gracefully and unapologetically