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:

A Woman's Constant Apology
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Dear God/Mama/Mr. President/Grandpa/Professor/Oprah/anyone/the world
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I'm sorry. It's all my fault.
 2
 
 
 
 
It's my fault for
 3
standing there/
 4
being so fat/
 5
praying/
 6
saying yes/
 7
saying no/
 8
pulling out that gun/
 9
opening my legs/
 10
reading those poems/
 11
using all the toilet paper
 12
 
 
when I
 13
married/
 14
killed/
 15
hurt/
 16
loved/
 17
fucked/
 18
fed/
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cried on/
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broke/
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betrayed/
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him.
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I never meant to
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love her/
 25
drink so much/
 26
pick that flower/
 27
wear those shoes/
 28
burn that picture/
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be out so late/
 30
listen to those songs/
 31
miss my bus/
 32
pee on the side of the road/
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cry/
 34
die inside/
 35
but I did.
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and now, you can't stop
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loving/
 38
hating/
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lying to/
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killing/
 41
kissing/
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fucking/
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helping/
 44
giving up/
 45
me.
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But
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there's blood everywhere/
 48
he hit me/
 49
this is all so alien/
 50
she can't cooperate/
 51
he doesn't understand/
 52
I swear it was rape/
 53
this feeling sucks/
 54
it won't fly/
 55
I'm a god damn whore/
 56
I lost my virginity/
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and I'm sorry.
 58
 
 
I'm sorry./
 59
It's all my fault./
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I can't help it./
 61
I can explain./
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I thought it was right./
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I'm sorry./
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I'm sorry./
 65
I'm sorry./
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I'm sorry./
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Fuck you.
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