poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

Luther's Folly
Trish77

Under night’s shade, insipid intrusion
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Forgiveness naught but papal illusion
 2
Heavy sharp panes of empty window light
 3
Dark shadows draw close suppressing one’s flight
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Manuscripts bound in rich leather and myth
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Slam hard against bones, and cut to the quick
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Heretical blood defiles the pages
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Murderous lies steadfast thru the ages
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They plunge and they pierce, they burn and ignite
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Return to their prose with envy and spite
 10
Unable to accept, author unknown
 11
Such desperate mulct unheard of since Rome
 12
 
 
Internal witness, deep whispers revealed
 13
The odor of heresy is inhaled
 14
Doctrinal dogma not spoken in jest
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Endowment sought from the crowned and the blessed
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Decades pass and theology grows old
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Still you will kill to believe what you’re told
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Take the sinners, the wicked, and the slight
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And march them off into treacherous night.
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Walking.
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Preaching.
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Choking.
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Drowning me.
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With your deep red gowns of bloody nonchalance.
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