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:

Witch's Brew
PeggyParis

Around and 'round the witch did stir
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her brew of newts and fuzzy fur.
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She added lizard claws and mice
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and, to the mix, she dashed some spice.
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A steamy vapor wafted in view
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the likes of which would poison you.
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The witch's cackle could be heard
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as chants of magic she bestirred.
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An evil presence, she now stood
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awaiting children from the 'hood.
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The trick or treaters she would rule...
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just drink her brew and you're a fool.
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An unsuspecting girl was first;
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she took a cup to quench her thirst.
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She shook and quivered, jumped and spat
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and, in a wink, she was a cat.
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As witch's cat, she prowled the door
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to lure in hoards of kids galore.
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A bump in the night, adults did hear
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as child after child did disappear.
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The rays of first sun came into view
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with only the sound of cats...mew, mew.
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Be careful and safe on Halloween;
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be sure to inspect all treats you glean!
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