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:

Abstract Ceremony
jkhutchings

you being the prince
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of a dying dynasty
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lavish flowers upon
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your courtesans
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and fling praise
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at your artisans
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to give the king
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a reason to smile
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in your egotistical way
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dancing amidst lotus
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blossoms on the
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lake named for you
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bouncing stars from
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hand to hand under
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the sallow tainted moon
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and with your penchant
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for drama you gave
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in to the call
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for war in a land
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known for blasphemy
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and pounded that
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stake into the
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putrid heart of men
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while trying on coats
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that were far too large
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and asking for your
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vanity to save you
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from all of your
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imagined ailments
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you bought yourself
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a dream in a hopeless
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smoke filled jar
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and left us to fend for
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ourselves and we given
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to overindulgence
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weep those tears
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of ignorant bliss
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and call your name
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to the heavens.....
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