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:

The Gathering
kaze

Hoping for a moment
 1
When impossible is true
 2
Waging wars with logic
 3
Bathed in holy hue
 4
 
 
Wielding only lunacy
 5
The hunt has just begun
 6
  "The prey we seek is heresy
 7
it's time to have some fun!"
 8
 
 
And when the cheers died down
 9
A young man raised his hand
 10
  "But sir, there are some things
 11
I don't quite understand"
 12
 
 
"So when we find our quarry
 13
just what're we to do?"
 14
  "We'll wash their minds of course
 15
and give them life anew."
 16
 
 
  "We've spoon fed them the truth
 17
but what if they don't take?"
 18
  "In special cases such as these
 19
just burn them at the stake"
 20
 
 
"This will be a testament
 21
to heathens all around.
 22
Without acceptance of the truth,
 23
to hell your soul is bound!"
 24
 
 
"And on the day that I do die
 25
I'll peer from pearly gates
 26
Upon that which I helped to save:
 27
The great United States"
 28
 
 
"I'll feel no shame nor pity
 29
for deeds that I commit
 30
knowing well that I was right
 31
so says the holy writ"
 32
 
 
On that note, they raised their cups
 33
And made a solemn toast
 34
  "Today, my friends, we do God's work!"
 35
"To the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."
 36

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