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:

She Said
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She said, “Just let it flow”
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they don’t care
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what comes out of your mouth
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don’t really care
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what you write down
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She told me to be authentic
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don’t be afraid what they think
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she told me to trust
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my own instincts
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but I’m like a bird of flight
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who’s afraid of heights
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and rather than bail myself out
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I’d just let the boat sink
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That was only a few days ago
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and we were a hundred
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miles from here
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I feel like I walked all
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the way
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Not sleeping a drop
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or drinking a wink
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I slipped on the ice
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and fell on my back
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So now I’ve got to try again
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with the resiliency of
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a spring I don’t have,
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try to learn a new part
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to a song that I have only known
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the melody
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I still have my sword
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To slay this problem
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Though it’d be easier
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Just to accept it
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Than to transcend
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Its mediocrity.
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But she said to have faith
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something I lost
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sometime before,
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And she said to enjoy the taste
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of the drink
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not just gulp it down
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She said, “just let it flow.”
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Instead, I just let it go.
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