"Wow! I didn't know you could write stuff like this!"
You all suck. And if you think you're a good poet, you probably suck worse than most. If you write poetry, you should be genuinely embarrassed by it. I'm not saying I've never felt downtrodden and written a few lines of shitty poetry here and there but I am actually sincerely embarrassed by it and do not wish anyone to read my shame. However, I can recognize real poetry. Trust me, there are no Emily Dickinsons or Yeateses in your town, not even any Maya Angelous or Leonard Cohens, not in your town, and certainly not in your house, living your life!