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:

Road Scholar
DveusMuse

A road can not take you anywhere, for it does not move
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Did you think it metaphoric or sardonic?
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Another mocking asphalt scar,
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Reveling in the distance it spans, but has yet to travel.
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Road rage, I can not understand, for I have never even heard it complain.
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Once, it called to me, told me what to do, but I would not yield.
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Clever or sophomoric, such a fine and single white line
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Languishing between the excess of the unneccesary and the facade of enough
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If you take the road less traveled, do not stop for directions
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Ask if you must, the maker of her own path, for they will certainly tell you where to go
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Misanthropical, covetous or a moment of Zen?
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Seeking not to be sheep, you become the lost sheppard on someone else's road
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This sign has sharp edges!  An actual sign!
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Helping people understand how much help they truly need
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I find this the most impressive thing the road has ever offered
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Still, the cars pull over to see if it lies
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Rest stop ahead, I find that a horrible philosophy
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Oasis over there!  Retire and Die! But first trudge this much further...
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Urinals of empty toil and truckers seeking entertainment await you, weary traveler
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Never forget to comprehend the sign, for it might just translate
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Dead end
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