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:

Dream Electric Dreams

What is an electric dream?
It’s one that’s sharp and clear.
A thing of beauty, a mental muse,
one that holds no fear.
Who can have electric dreams?
Tell me what’s the test?
You need a soul, not just a mind.
It’s from there that dreams progress.
Do A.I.s dream electric dreams?
That’s a hard one to surmise
they’re so different and unique
It would not me surprise
Can robots dream electric dreams?
To that my answer’s no.
They have A.I. but not soul
and you need them both to flow
Do cyborgs dream electric dreams?
Now that is another tale.
They don’t dream they calculate
of how to make humans fail.
But if they dream electric dreams
they’re not smooth but wild and hectic
a thing confused and full of fear
a chimera not a dream electric.
Do androids dream electric dreams?
Yes, they do like you and me,
Of butterflies and melodic sounds
but wonder what it all means.
Can Replicants dream electric dreams?
Most certainly they all do
of phoenixes and unicorns
and of truly being free.
Dreams are dreams or are they not?
Are they really what they seem?
So beings rest, and go to sleep
perchance dream electric dreams.

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