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:

epiphany
Aziel

I'M ON THE FUCKING VERGE, MIND YOU
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OF*
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holy shit i'm looking into the eyes of a devil and all I can do is smile gently, hold my bladder hold my bladder
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FUCK the purse, just hold my fucking bladder
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i need to [powder my nose, under that there sink]
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THE DEVIL HAS NO TIME FOR REASON, HE'S JUST LOOKING FOR A REASON,
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GET IT
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through that fucking SKULL YOUNG'N
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"Why haven't you looked into the mirror?"
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"YOU SMASHED THEM IN A RAGE OVER THE WEATHER"
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"Stop yelling, please."
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"YOU AREN'T THE BOSS OF ME, YOU CHOSE TO HAVE THAT FUCKING MIRROR"
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there are things in between, but we both choose to forget what's brought to light
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and dim the light that's needed to read
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the notes
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we write our egos
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"i've given you sour grapes, i'm sorry i'm sorry"
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"stop wining, i love you"
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THIS VOICE ISN'T LOUD ENOUGH, THERE ARE REASONS WITHOUT REASON
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AND NATURAL SELECTION ISN'T REALLY A SELECTION AT THIS POINT.
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i've given my ultimatum, i refused to be miserable as you choose to forget what it is to live for yourself.
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*sanity
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