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:

The Chronicles of Rejection & A Lesson
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First there's the rejection-
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then one seeks redemption.
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With anger
 3
comes the trivial need of attention
 4
 
 
Methods are tried:
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with obsession
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the person attempts seduction
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It doesn't work
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and one throws a tantrum
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and debates suicide
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A dagger is stabbed through the heart of the denying
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Hurt is realized in the hearts of the pride
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Their insides being exposed, they feel
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denial is all they try and show,
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while they appeal
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The story is repeated
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time and again
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with those rejected,
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here and there
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No one's ever absolutely fair anywhere
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we just have to wrap out hearts up,
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a little more, the next time we give it to someone
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Just gift-wrapping won't work
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it's a long journey each time
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over unpaved roads,
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rough seas,
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hills and mountains with nest abundant in bees
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and sometimes quick sand
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We must be prepared
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and wrap our hearts up with layers of bubble wrap
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protect it in a box-
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filled with spongebobs- the soft plushies, not actual ones
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bind it tight with layers of tape that's right
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Bless the heart and hope for the best
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for rejection's quite a test
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