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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.

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Random Poem:

Expectations and Fear
JohnR

All is well in my dark world,
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Where a new beginning awaits to unfurl
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Into whatever lies on the other side
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Of this watery home where I reside...
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Nestled snugly in my comfort zone,
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Never afraid, never alone.
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I hear a voice, soft and gentle it sings,
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Whispering softly of mysterious things ...
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Of hope, happiness, pride and joy,
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Anticipations of either girl or boy,
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Blue or pink, whatever those are,
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Soldier? Policeman? Or movie star?
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I can feel a sense of exhilaration
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mounting each day since my formation
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In this peaceful place that I call home,
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Where I can move about ... free to roam,
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Stretch, kick, and move about,
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Wiggling, wobbling, and acting out.
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As much as I love my heavenly space
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I dream of discovering this unknown place
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Where the sounds of music fill the air
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And strange voices that seem to care...
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Speak of the one due to arrive
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In a day or two, maybe five.
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What lies on the other side of this velvety wall,
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That cradles me safely, awaiting the call
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To burst forth into whatever might be?
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Where is the answer? Who holds the key?
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When will the time come when I take my flight,
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Out of my darkness and into the Light?
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What if "out there" is not what it seems?
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What if it doesn't meet my dreams
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Of endless wonders and exciting places?
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Can I leave a trail, clues, and traces,
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To find my way back to this perfect place
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And live forever in my own little space?
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John R.
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