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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:

Suspicious Clouds I (war song)
TheHarlequin

A pile of sand
 1
A piece of shit
 2
No one knows why
 3
But we're fighting for it
 4
And deep in the dessert
 5
Our hatred is grown
 6
On the trees that turn red
 7
From the bodies we've sown
 8
And it's gone on for far too long...
 9
Far to long...
 10
 
 
"This is called a war song."
 11
 
 
Hatred is pumped
 12
Through the blood in our veins
 13
And our vision is reddened
 14
By our rage and our pain
 15
And we charge without reason
 16
For the matador's cape
 17
Knowing that nothing
 18
Will come in its wake
 19
And the shadows of Satan grow long...
 20
Oh so long...
 21
 
 
"This is called a war song."
 22
 
 
The mud and the blood
 23
Form up puddles of pain
 24
And the children are burned
 25
As they play in the rain
 26
And we can't rid our hands
 27
From the dark stains of blood
 28
So we're screaming in anguish
 29
To the Hell Clouds above
 30
The Suspicious Clouds sing long...
 31
And they've sung this for too long...
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"This is called a war song."
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