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:

Secret Death

Secret after secret I hide deep inside
Memory’s slowly killing me
Unplugged from reality that’s a place that’s hard to visit
Please don’t take me back
Hiding secrets deeps inside
Like attempts of suicide
Not telling the world I cut my wrist from left to right
Watching the blood slowly drip off my finger tips
And splash on the bathroom floor  
I know my mother would cry if she knew this
So I bury it deep inside
I bury it so deep it bleeds through my eyes
Spilling out into my so called happy life
If you only knew you  would want shoot me
Just so you felt better
Secret after secret I hid
Things that would make grown men cry
And psychiatrist quit there trade
Did I tell you about the time I was raped ……no
I spent the night at my uncles house
He was my idle …… he was
When three AM rolled around
I was dead asleep in my riperoo pajamas  
Yet another gift my parents did not get me
I was only seven years old…. Yet at twenty I still have dreams about the belt he used
Strong , leather, with a cold metal buckle I remember
The imprint was on my wrist for weeks
Skin agents skin tears flooding down my face
I bleed from a place that I can’t see
He promise’s me candy tomorrow
If I told my mother she would not believe me  
So I hold it back and cry at night for the rest of my life
Yet another secret lost inside my mind
One that brings tears with nightmares  
I try to block them out night after night
The strong medicine is not strong enough
I cant feel love anymore and I feel naked before the world
Naked with the world pointing at me
Just another little secret one my mother will never know
The secret kills me everyday

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