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 funeral and the table
unknown

China and lipstick
 1
Cling film and crusts
 2
Grandchild combed
 3
Like corn to sickle.
 4
 
 
A hot iron breathing
 5
Black shirt grieving
 6
Mother veiled leaving
 7
Bored Aunt weaving.
 8
 
 
Hearse black sky
 9
Dressed for my Father
 10
Moaning from the weight of dead
 11
He is water on dust again.
 12
 
 
Psalms murmured
 13
Corinthians butchered
 14
Organ fearing children
 15
Vicar rejoicing
 16
From the sound of his voice.
 17
 
 
Treadmill to Jesus
 18
In motion with Vivaldi
 19
Goodbye Father
 20
Flame to silt.
 21
 
 
The slow procession exit
 22
Gets faster from the grave
 23
They remember the buffet
 24
Striding to their cars
 25
Curtain vultures wait
 26
For tea and quiche lorraine.
 27
 
 
Vicars egg mayo smile
 28
Spitting my Fathers name
 29
Your not fit to say it
 30
You looked down on him in life
 31
Down on him in death
 32
No he looks down on you
 33
Choking hypocrite.
 34
 
 
I walked into his shed
 35
Planed and finished his table
 36
Then doused it in paraffin
 37
And danced around the flame.
 38

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