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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:

Your High School Is A Joke
notetoself

a typical high school day
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in a typical teenage life
 2
dragging around your room
 3
wondering what drama will progress from today
 4
can't be late
 5
god forbid you miss the morning brawl in the parking lot
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try to get by unnoticed
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or get noticed getting by
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you know these kids
 9
the ones who "don't need education"
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finding better things to do with their time
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like scribbling names in bathroom stalls
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and for some reason
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feel the need to display their chewed gum
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under every desk
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in every room
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on every floor
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attempt a rhyme
 18
can't write pretty words in this Hell
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you could try for 1,000 years
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and still...fail
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we'd rather play kiss & tell
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that's all it is
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am i right?
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a sick game
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for sick youth
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in sick fasion
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and some cheap cigarette covers up your shame
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and a stranger's bed gives you the proof you cried for as a child
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feel worthless yet?
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oh, but "happiness is all the rage"
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i see you
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i watch you
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find your pleasure in others' pain
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now
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it's your turn to watch
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as i shoot your ego down
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BANG!BANG!
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you conform yourselves
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BANG!BANG!
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to be like everyone else
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look around you
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take a blessed look around you
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seem familiar?
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it's like a reflection
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one massive, all-devouring, mirrored reflection
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you wear the same shoes
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the same brands are bared across your backs
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you sing the same songs
 49
tell the same jokes
 50
talk the same slang
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who are you?
 52
or have you forgotten.
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this is our future?
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the ground we need to settle?
 55
your cliques are tying you down
 56
looping the noose to tighten your trends
 57
"Imitation is suicide"
 58
Emerson...you philosophical bastard
 59
i'll raise my glass to you my friend
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a toast...to the NEXT latest trend
 61
the lovers
 62
the losers
 63
their existence doesn't matter
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because once the day's over, it's just another sappy entry in a diary...
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