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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:

At “The Woman of Faith” Conference: Observation #3
SirBoggy

Can you believe
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that one of them actually
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told me that I was going to hell?
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She must have obviously known,
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through some preternatural sense,
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I was a non-believer –
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that, I, in fact did not
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offer my faith to the
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One-and-Only, as they told me,
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as it read in their helpful pamphlets,
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Christian Lord.
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I mean I assumed that was the reason
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as it didn’t seem she would
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condemn me to hell for taking away
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her outside, unsealed water bottle
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that she did her best to smuggle in past my trained scanning eye.
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It could not have been
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the result of doing my job
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could it? I mean…
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I had no idea that doing my job
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would result in eternal damnation.
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That following my superior’s orders
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would send me to a fiery inferno.
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I wish someone would have told me
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that the way I choose to make
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a less than meager living would eventually
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lead me to Satan’s abode
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because then I would not have
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taken the job.  But such is the curse,
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of the unknowing that unwillingly
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reject the Grace of the Lord, as well as,
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those who decide to take employment
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as an unappreciated security guard
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who’s only instructions for the
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precursory bag search was to
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confiscate foreign sealed or unsealed water bottles,
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while also searching for any harmful outside potentialities
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to keep those in attendance safe
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so that they could fully indulge,
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or should I say, pay loving thanks to the Lord
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for His having bestowed his wisdom on how to live and love
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in this world.
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