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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

20100815 skin deep
flyehye

a week-end not far from norm
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escape or just routine
 2
 
 
between 560 or celeb
 3
 
 
to mingle or be left alone
 4
 
 
to a world away from this
 5
 
 
its rhythm void of gist
 6
 
 
leaving the realities behind
 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
sunday was meant to be
 8
 
 
redirecting the focus
 9
 
 
one of two final projects
 10
 
 
due this coming tuesday
 11
 
 
i opted to put it aside
 12
 
 
in lieu for a special delicacy
 13
 
 
tripe and liver, pakbit style
 14
 
 
 
 
 
 
an offering to friends
 15
 
 
for a night of karaoke
 16
 
 
before a movie in 3D
 17
 
 
as i get the onions ready
 18
 
 
i was faced with dismay
 19
 
 
black spots all around
 20
 
 
is there any worth to this
 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
almost quick to discard
 22
 
 
i knew better than that
 23
 
 
after all these years
 24
 
 
it is a struggle so familiar
 25
 
 
take it as strength or not
 26
 
 
it filters those not wanted
 27
 
 
who are quick to judge
 28
 
 
 
 
 
 
each layer provides
 29
 
 
a needed dimension
 30
 
 
how one values its worth
 31
 
 
to judge as you see
 32
 
 
or to peel deeper patiently
 33
 
 
until you reach its worth
 34
 
 
a treasure or even worse
 35
 
 
 
 
 
 
looking around observing
 36
 
 
onions of different kind
 37
 
 
red, spanish or the shallots
 38
 
 
be careful how you pick
 39
 
 
sweetness as it comes
 40
 
 
others will make you cry
 41
 
 
leaving no room for regret
 42
 
 
 
 
 
 
i confess of my weakness
 43
 
 
indeed, it is skin deep
 44
 
 
not to compare with others
 45
 
 
i am fighting to resist
 46
 
 
the rot to run deeper
 47
 
 
for if it reaches my soul
 48
 
 
then i am truly ...
 49

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