Another play won't get its due
"The leading actor tried too hard
He isn't worthy of the Bard!"
The actor's back on waitstaff crew.
The painter unveils his new work
Our man critiques "It has a quirk!
"His recent work is amateurish!"
Dismisses it with a flip flourish
Walks away with a smug smirk.
The critic loves to boldly bash
The new composer's piece-"It's trash!
I couldn't stand a single note!
The woodwinds bleated like a goat!
I'd prefer to hear cars crash!"
The singer gives it all she's got
The critic says, "Her voice is shot!
She shouldn't be up on the stage
At her geriatric age!
Bring on a girl who's young and hot!"
The writer publishes his book
Reviewer barely takes a look
"The plot is dull, the language stale
This author's work will surely fail!
One more word I cannot brook!"
Others' work the critic judges
Their successes he begrudges
He lives only to berate
For his own art he can't create