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:

changes
mwalkerd

have i changed you?
 1
i see it too
 2
 
 
these changes are clues
 3
dashed and winding lines
 4
on the treasure map of your soul
 5
if i gave you a clue, i am proud
 6
 
 
i have changed so much in this lifetime
 7
in this month, in this week
 8
all my life, the wind carries
 9
scents of change, sweet and bitter
 10
 
 
it's taken harshness, many words
 11
much abuse and honesty
 12
has fallen on these ears
 13
has pushed and pulled me, everywhere
 14
 
 
and if i have changed you
 15
if you can now feel that
 16
then i need you to accept the change
 17
and go forward, look down at your map
 18
 
 
so many people find a changer
 19
so many find a changed
 20
and many take just one
 21
and live on that forever
 22
 
 
but if you don't take changes
 23
and find others to change
 24
and to be changed by
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then why change in the first place?
 26
 
 
this philosophy
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on friends and on love
 28
is on enlightenment
 29
is a path of growth
 30
 
 
i'm always here
 31
but not always with
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because i too, continue to change
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