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:

What dreams may come
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An unsaid thought sleeps with me,
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forcing myself to scream them
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causing me to dream them.
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They cannot be spoken
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or ever be awoken
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until my lover weeps for me.
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I pretended she was there.
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Kissed the indent on her pillow
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and then my lips turned gold
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from a lock of her hair
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sewing them still from sorrow.
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My words are left unread.
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Thoughts I had unsaid
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and I am not alive
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until temporarily dead.
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In my dreams,
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it was just her and me
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but now I dream no more
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and another man waits at my shore
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watching me drown at sea.
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So I write this from a dream,
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for I dreamt so long I forgot how to wake.
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I walk to what could have been
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knowing it’s too late.
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I saw her there with him.
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She watched the sunset
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He looked away,
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And I kept watching her
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As we turned gold
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And he became grey.
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She held herself,
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The way I used to hold her
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And all the unsaid I told her.
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She then sent a kiss to the wind
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and her unsaid was spoken
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I no longer dreamed anymore
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And in her arms I awoken
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Just the two of us
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On a sunset shore
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Where waves remain unbroken.
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