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:

Broken Wing
Candy_Girl

I am hurt
 1
By what you say
 2
"I don't care"
 3
Do you really mean it that way?
 4
 
 
You might be mad
 5
Because we are not a 'we'
 6
But it kills me
 7
Can you not see?
 8
 
 
Of course I like you
 9
But you seem so mad
 10
The fact we are not 'together'
 11
Why is that so bad
 12
 
 
Yes I do want
 13
To be with you
 14
But I am scared
 15
What should I do
 16
 
 
Why can't anyone
 17
Understand
 18
I have to be single
 19
And take a stand
 20
 
 
You make me feel so bad
 21
Do you know how much it kills?
 22
I want to be in your arms
 23
Just being around you my heart fills
 24
 
 
Do you think
 25
I'm fucking with your head
 26
Having some fun
 27
Is that what I've led?
 28
 
 
I would never
 29
I'm not a bitch
 30
You're not the only one suffering
 31
Isn't that rich
 32
 
 
Do you even care
 33
About how I feel?
 34
Do you think I don’t suffer?
 35
Do you think I can deal?
 36
 
 
It makes me so mad
 37
The things you say
 38
Yeah, your hurt
 39
But why can't I be that way?
 40
 
 
I'm sick of this shit
 41
What is it that you want?
 42
I'm trying to be happy
 43
But all you do is taunt
 44
 
 
You make me want to run
 45
Do you realize you hurt me?
 46
It seems you ask for so much
 47
Why don’t you just let me be?
 48
 
 
I feel like giving up
 49
Well maybe I should
 50
You wouldn't expect it
 51
Do you even think I would?
 52
 
 
Maybe its all my fault
 53
Sure, its always been
 54
Nobody is !ever! wrong
 55
When its against me
 56
 
 
Well I guess
 57
We'll just see
 58
How this
 59
Is going to be
 60
 
 
If I were you
 61
I'd back off
 62
Cause if you don't
 63
I'm going to take off
 64
 
 
Don't you dare think I'm a bitch
 65
And you've done not a thing
 66
Cause I'll let you know now
 67
You'll be the one with a broken wing
 68

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