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:

On Falling
wboyette

Apparantly you've never taken time to see
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Into the heart of me
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What's inside looking outside through
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These pale green eyes-
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Reflects the man behind your crude disguise.
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I know him even better than I know myself, it seems
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Always less than is my need.
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Such bittersweet addiction just to hear your name-
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Unwary moth, I do not fear the flame.
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Willingly, I offer you my innocence
 10
With no defense
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A price I'll gladly pay
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Surrendering my heart has stripped away all pride-
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Revealed the truth inside
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To steal my breath away!
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I will be there to share the truths of all you feel,
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I know the pain is real-
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Your fear can't be denied
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But fear won't let you take the chance you'll lose your heart,
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Won't let me tear apart
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Those walls you hide behind.
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Remember, I'm not she, and never would I try
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To poison with a lie
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A love I'd never earned
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With all I have to give, I offer you my heart
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Give you a chance to start
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To live all that you've learned.
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Willingly, I'll offer you my innocence
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With no defense
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If you should take it all
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Trustingly, I give my heart into your hands
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I know that you're the man
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To catch me when I fall
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You are my everything....
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I'm not afraid to fall....0
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