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:

I'm Sorry
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I stand here before you tonight
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I don’t even know where to start
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I’m happy that you’re happy
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But there’s a pain tugging at my heart
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I know we’ve had this talk before
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And I know you say you don’t care
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But I can’t continue to do this with you
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When I know that my heart’s not there
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I got lonely and I sought out comfort
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Out of selfishness I turned to you
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For you’re wonderful and amazing
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And I knew exactly what you’d do
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You’d invite me in and make me your world
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You’d offer your shoulder and your time
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It would feed the flame of hope in your heart
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While I looked to fill the hole in mine
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I justify by saying it’s been done to me
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So now it’s my turn, my time to win
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And since I’ve been hurt so much
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I can ignore any guilt there might have been
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But it’s wrong for me to look to you
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To count on your feelings to make me feel right
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For you deserve so much more than that
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More than a buddy for the night
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And once again here we are
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You are confused and unsure of what to say
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All because I chose to use our friendship
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To make me feel better at the end of the day
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I screwed up for us both and don’t know what to do
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I chose the easy path and sacrificed you for myself
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I wanted to feel needed and wanted and loved
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So I put my conscience up on a shelf
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And I wish I could change it, make it right
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And I pray someday you’ll be able to understand
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I hope that you can find it in you to forgive me
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And see past the selfish and lost person I am
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You are a gem. A light in this world of darkness
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And I hope someday you will see
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You deserve something deeper and more meaningful
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Than anything you could ever get from me
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