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:

wet towels
kate22

You know, i opened a door for you
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(Beucase of all the wet towels covering your eyes
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from what they say is the truth)
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I've realised, that
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You dont know anything really.
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Tell me all your ideas and you did
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And when i think of them lets just say,
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my fingers go numb in a vivid memory of not as long ago, as you may think.
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I hear those words a thousand times over, the ones you said in such a voice
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Such a voice that i knew pretty well.
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I still hear our feet too,
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Although we werent moving
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And i still hear ticking
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Although i dont own a clock.
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Maybe it's because im stuck in piles
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Piles of words i never could say
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But now regret that a little
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This wasnt too long ago, i hope you know
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I could only hear, because it was so dark
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In my eye was one thing though
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Of corse it was, the only sight i wanted at this point in time
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As i listen to what i remember hearing,
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My fingertips go numb
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And i dont
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Know
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        Why..
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I'm stuck in piles of wet towels
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And im in between these thick thick walls.
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