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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:

THE COST OF LIVING
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THE COST OF LIVING
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THE PAIN OF MY AVERSION
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IS TORMENT WITHOUT END
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I’M NOT DESIGNED TO PASS MY TIME
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AND LIVE LIKE OTHER MEN
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I SEE MY LIFE FOR WHAT IT IS
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AND CANNOT DARE PRETEND
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ACCEPTING THEIR REALITY
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OH NO
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NOT ME MY FRIEND
 10
 
 
TOO OLD TO CRAVE SECURITY
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TOO BURDENED WITH THE FACTS
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MY PRAISING THEIR SOCIETY
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WOULD BE A FOOLISH ACT
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THE LIES THEY WAVE AS HISTORY
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DEMANDS WE ALL GO BACK
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AND LOOK AT THE MACHINERY
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AND TEAR DOWN ALL THE TRACKS.
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ALL MEN WHO CLAIM HUMANITY
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AND HEARTS WITH NOBLE AIMS
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THOSE BIG STRONG MEN WITH ENERGY
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THAT WOMEN RUSH TO CLAIM
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LOOK BACK THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES
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AT WHAT YOUR DEEDS HAVE FRAMED
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OBSERVE YOUR ACTIONS GLOBALLY
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THEN TELL ME WHO IS SANE.
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I MUST REFUSE TO LIVE WITH YOU
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THOUGH PRIMATE ALL WE ARE
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I DWELL AS MAN
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BUT WILL NOT DO
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YOUR NORMAL REPERTOIRE
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CONSIDER ME AS FAMILY
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YOU TOLERATE FROM FAR
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YOUR WAY OF LIFE BREEDS ENEMIES
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AND ALWAYS LEADS TO WAR.
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AND MATTERS NOT YOUR CREED OR RACE
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TO ALL WHO PLAY A PART
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DECEPTION IS THE AIR YOU BREED
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ILLUSIONS RULE YOUR HEARTS
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YOU LIVE TO FEED THE PIRACY
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OF JUST A FEW UPSTARTS
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AND MIMIC THEIR HYPOCRISY
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TO FILL YOUR SHOPPING CARTS.
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THE WARS OF EUROPE SUMMON YOU
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ONCE MORE TO BE THEIR SLAVE
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YOUR MINDS BESIEGED WITH WHITE VOODOO
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FROM CRADLE TO THE GRAVE
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THIS POWDERED ANGLO-SAXON VIEW
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OF WHY THE WORLD WAS MADE
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SEES NATURE AS MERE REVENUES
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AND RICHES TO PARADE.
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THEIR WARS ARE JUST A LAME EXCUSE
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FOR MARKETS IN THE TRADE
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OF PRICING UP THE WORLD FOR USE
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AND SALE LIKE LEMONADE
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CONTROLLING ALL RESOURCES
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WITH TECHNOLOGY AND AID
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YOU MUST BE MAD TO NOT SEE IT
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AS BAD AND RETROGRADE
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THIS WAY OF LIFE COMMANDED FROM
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THEIR MONEYED CITADELS
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IS NO MORE REAL AND HANDED DOWN
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THAN STORIES CHILDREN TELL
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ENHANCE IT IF YOU LIKE AND CHOOSE
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TO LIVE TO BUY AND SELL
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THESE BUSINESSMEN ARE BOUND TO LOSE
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THE PLOT THEY PLANNED SO WELL.
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OH YES
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I SUFFER FROM THE PAIN
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THE ISOLATION BRINGS
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THE SEPARATION AND THE STRAIN
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WITH FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS
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THE FEAR HAS LONG ABANDONED ME
 73
OF GOVERNMENTS AND KINGS
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YOU CARRY ON
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ACT NORMALLY
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YOU’LL SEE THE COST OF LIVING.
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SHAKESPEAR.
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