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:

By Her Side
devilsbelboy

I lay down in the sleepless garden,
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to search for an angel
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She never hangs there above me,
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she's just a stranger
 4
I come up to the surface here,
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just to get some air
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She never gives me an inch, her
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greens eyes, they just stare
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To be by her side,
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to be by her side
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O Lord, what I would not not do
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To be by her side,
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by her side
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There ain't nothing I'd wouldn't do for Dawn
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To be by her side
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I'd kill a man, if she asked me to,
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a knife to his heart
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She'd never have to live sorrow,
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for she is caught
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I'd come to my senses when,
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there was nothing left
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She would see my deeds here,
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all her lovers would rest
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To be by her side,
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to be by her side
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O Lord, I'd do that thing you asked
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To be by her side,
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by her side
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There ain't no sin I wouldn't commit
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To be by her side
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I'd take it all back if I could,
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put down this here bottle
 32
She'd be so surprised to see,
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my heart could still startle
 34
I'd come to her backhouse,
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with her resurected cats
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She would witness my power,
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and she would be so glad
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To be by my side,
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to be by my side
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O Lord, you know she would
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Be here, by my side,
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by my side
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There ain't nothing I won't do
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To be by her side
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