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:

Integral values.
Littleun

Eight children to a bed
 1
Lying wide eyed
 2
Imagining stars on the flaky plastered ceiling
 3
Whilst War rages in the room below
 4
Voices like gunshots ringing in their ears
 5
Eight children with shellshock
 6
 
 
Eight children to a bed
 7
Eight thoughts concealed under-
 8
One blanket
 9
Whilst War wages in the room below
 10
Screams from Mummy; like shells
 11
Make them tremble with trepidation; not cold
 12
Eight children with shellshock.
 13
 
 
Eight children to a bed
 14
Listening to their
 15
One Daddy
 16
Yell at their only Mummy
 17
About shiny coins and old paper
 18
Eight poignant eyes blinking.
 19
Eight children with shellshock.
 20
 
 
One slam -
 21
Of one front door
 22
Marks the infinite wave of lament
 23
For eight children
 24
 
 
Eight children to a bed
 25
Lying wide eyed
 26
Imagining stars on the flaky plastered ceiling
 27
Whilst one Mother
 28
Cries in the room below
 29
For her eight shell-shocked children.
 30

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