I go to a writing class twice a month. One of the women in my class complimented me on a newsprint poem I wrote. She said it brought tears to her eyes. And then she said something that made my day.
She said that she had tried to write a news print poem. She said she tried and it was too hard and she had to give up on her attempt to do a poem.
So I feel validated on two points. One my poems are capable of stirring emotions in people, or in toher words, they are good. And two, I'm doing something that is difficult (and therefore worthy of appreciation.)