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:

I Would If I Could But I Can't
Adrielle

I smoke too much
 1
the same for drinking
 2
Read the bottle, the information
 3
The complications don’t matter to me
 4
 
 
I play chicken
 5
on Route 46
 6
I sleep in the woods
 7
“No trespassing” means “come on in”
 8
 
 
I fall in love
 9
with lowlifes
 10
that have
 11
no futures
 12
 
 
I say what’s on my mind
 13
to the wrong people
 14
at the wrong times
 15
in the wrong places
 16
 
 
I risk my life
 17
for no reason
 18
I’ll only have one life
 19
but I live like I have nine
 20
 
 
It doesn’t worry me
 21
It probably should
 22
but I’ve seen it all
 23
and I’m only seventeen?
 24
 
 
Yeah, I’m only seventeen
 25
 
 
The things I’ve witnessed
 26
The situations I’ve been in
 27
 
 
I was there when the gun went off
 28
I was the one who lit the fire
 29
That was my blood on the sidewalk
 30
and that was my finger
 31
pointed at that cop
 32
 
 
Do you remember
 33
doing 90 on acid?
 34
 
 
Do you remember
 35
when Vicky lied down
 36
 
 
Yeah, she never got back up
 37
 
 
We jumped that fence
 38
shot up behind 7-11
 39
ran from the “po-po”
 40
fell asleep in the park
 41
 
 
Egging cars
 42
and stealing beer
 43
from a gang
 44
that completely outnumbered us
 45
 
 
Getting in fights
 46
even if I couldn’t win
 47
 
 
And how could we forget
 48
all the people we saw die
 49
 
 
It doesn’t worry me
 50
It probably should
 51
but I’ve seen it all
 52
and I’m only seventeen?
 53
 
 
Yeah, I’m only seventeen
 54

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