poetry critical

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Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Dream Electric Dreams
Redlander

What is an electric dream?
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It’s one that’s sharp and clear.
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A thing of beauty, a mental muse,
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one that holds no fear.
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Who can have electric dreams?
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Tell me what’s the test?
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You need a soul, not just a mind.
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It’s from there that dreams progress.
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Do A.I.s dream electric dreams?
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That’s a hard one to surmise
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they’re so different and unique
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It would not me surprise
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Can robots dream electric dreams?
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To that my answer’s no.
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They have A.I. but not soul
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and you need them both to flow
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Do cyborgs dream electric dreams?
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Now that is another tale.
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They don’t dream they calculate
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of how to make humans fail.
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But if they dream electric dreams
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they’re not smooth but wild and hectic
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a thing confused and full of fear
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a chimera not a dream electric.
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Do androids dream electric dreams?
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Yes, they do like you and me,
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Of butterflies and melodic sounds
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but wonder what it all means.
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Can Replicants dream electric dreams?
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Most certainly they all do
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of phoenixes and unicorns
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and of truly being free.
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Dreams are dreams or are they not?
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Are they really what they seem?
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So beings rest, and go to sleep
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perchance dream electric dreams.
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