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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
idiotbox

Secret after secret I hide deep inside
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Memory’s slowly killing me
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Unplugged from reality that’s a place that’s hard to visit
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Please don’t take me back
 4
 
 
Hiding secrets deeps inside
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Like attempts of suicide
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Not telling the world I cut my wrist from left to right
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Watching the blood slowly drip off my finger tips
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And splash on the bathroom floor  
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I know my mother would cry if she knew this
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So I bury it deep inside
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I bury it so deep it bleeds through my eyes
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Spilling out into my so called happy life
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If you only knew you  would want shoot me
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Just so you felt better
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Secret after secret I hid
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Things that would make grown men cry
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And psychiatrist quit there trade
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Did I tell you about the time I was raped ……no
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I spent the night at my uncles house
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He was my idle …… he was
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When three AM rolled around
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I was dead asleep in my riperoo pajamas  
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Yet another gift my parents did not get me
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I was only seven years old…. Yet at twenty I still have dreams about the belt he used
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Strong , leather, with a cold metal buckle I remember
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The imprint was on my wrist for weeks
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Skin agents skin tears flooding down my face
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I bleed from a place that I can’t see
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He promise’s me candy tomorrow
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If I told my mother she would not believe me  
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So I hold it back and cry at night for the rest of my life
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Yet another secret lost inside my mind
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One that brings tears with nightmares  
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I try to block them out night after night
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The strong medicine is not strong enough
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I cant feel love anymore and I feel naked before the world
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Naked with the world pointing at me
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Just another little secret one my mother will never know
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The secret kills me everyday
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