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:

Bleeding Statue
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Statues are built of cluster
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Of gravel, pebbles and sand
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Its man who molded their form
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Unlike man who’s handwork of God/
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No remorse nor sorrow nor torment
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Not even lore to what’s world
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That could be perceive by them
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Cause their heart couldn’t comprehend/
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They take the form of human’s desire
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Couldn’t even pother nor demur
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The form that human created
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To be their identity, their skin/
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Somehow I feel like I am a statue
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Pretending I didn’t have a heart
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And that I am like a stone
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I try not to empathize the feeling/
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Somehow I feel like I am a statue
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Pretending that I am strong
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And that hurricane can’t crash me
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Nor ruptured my being frangible/
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But that wasn’t reality, just pretends
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And statue doesn’t seem to what I’ve thought
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For it reach its terminal like I do
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And bleeds as I do bleed too
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