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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:

Tears for the past
idiotbox

my eyes are half open
 1
i can hear the TV in the other room from my roommate
 2
watching yet another stupid game show
 3
the price is wrong
 4
i thought Bob Barker died
 5
 
 
i lay there in my bed
 6
wearing nothing but my underwear
 7
my gray Joe boxers
 8
the have the smell of dust and battery acid holes from work
 9
 
 
we lay there in my bed together in my black futon mattress
 10
you warm my chest as i hold you close
 11
with your back to me I can smell your hair
 12
i cant place the shampoo you use
 13
i am just a guy we don’t know these things
 14
 
 
as we lay there I drift in and out of consciousness
 15
feeling your pulse against me
 16
 
 
you are wearing your black underwear
 17
i think its sexy as hell but you just don’t care
 18
i keep thinking about taking it off of you.
 19
but I don’t want to wake you
 20
you look so peaceful its mesmerizing
 21
 
 
after we make love we are still laying there both falling asleep
 22
still a little sweaty
 23
 
 
feeling your naked body against mine is bliss
 24
but if I tell you, you think it’s a joke
 25
 
 
as we lay there with your back to me I can hear you crying
 26
i know that you are trying to hide it but you are still crying
 27
i know that if I ask why you will tell me nothing
 28
so I just hold you closer
 29
 
 
i know the truth why you are crying
 30
the past always haunts the future
 31
and what happened to you, you deserve better
 32
i want to make it up to you
 33
i want to spend my life making it up to you.
 34
if I was worthy I could do it  
 35
 
 
but we just lay there in my bed
 36
me still holding you, I will never let go
 37
my love is Too strong to let go
 38
even after the fights we have and the things you say
 39
i still love you
 40
 
 
we just lay there in bed together
 41
stupid Bob Barker
 42
stupid game shows
 43
when will you die old man
 44
i fall back asleep holding you close to me
 45
hoping we never have to put our cloths back on
 46
i fall asleep close to you
 47
i hope to never move
 48

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