poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

One Man's Exile, Villanelle
Ilena

I’m tripping over one man’s exile
 1
Adrenaline rushes from the suspension,
 2
I’ll follow his train another mile
 3
 
 
Lighting the matches seems juvenile
 4
But experiences only deepen the emotion,
 5
I’m tripping over one man’s exile
 6
 
 
Empathy strikes me with every smile
 7
Peace in the pain; that’s my hesitation
 8
I’ll follow his train another mile
 9
 
 
I never thought I’d feel this fragile;
 10
Got lost searching my own reflection,
 11
I’m tripping over one man’s exile
 12
 
 
An overlooked sculpture of cracked tile;
 13
A puzzle to peak my mystification,
 14
I’ll follow his train another mile
 15
 
 
My path seems chosen for awhile;
 16
handed my ticket, no time for protection.
 17
I’m tripping over one man’s exile
 18
I’ll follow his train another mile.
 19

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