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.

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Random Poem:

Sleep Where are You?
Krassey

Sleep where are you in my hour of need?
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You've deserted me again tonight
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Whatever I try I just cannot succeed
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My mind becomes active, I lose the fight.
 4
What does it matter I have things to do
 5
Days to plan and things to sort out
 6
Why do I have to wait for you?
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Another night's sleep I'll go without.
 8
 
 
Sleep please come to visit me soon
 9
It gets so lonely here on my own,
 10
The only face I see is the moon
 11
And he is quite happy up there alone.
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I feel the dust you leave in my eyes
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The yawns still come to my face
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But I feel you hide away in disguise
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Come here, give me your sweet embrace.
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Sleep, are you in the corner over there?
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Do you watch me toss and turn?
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Come out of hiding and hear my prayer
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My peace will be your only return.
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I am ready to let you take control
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My mind is tired now and wants to rest.
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Come here to me, invade my soul
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I invite you in, please be my guest.
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Sleep can I feel you creeping over me?
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Are some of your sweet dreams in my head?
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Are you coming over here to do your duty
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Will you please come to join me in my bed?
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I feel you are letting me have my own way
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And surely that would be so right
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But as soon as you come to me all I'll say
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Is "Sleep I wish you a very goodnight".
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