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:

I can't picture me a farmer.
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I'm watching death sow in the fields
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as I pity him
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from the foyer of his brown cottage
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moist with eucalyptus smells.
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What kind of thoughts must trail through there
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There's nothing to achieve...
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although its the same as theres nothing to achieve
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by making it big
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or making it small
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here.
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Death made its point.
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It's but a fight or a flight with no outcome.
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He doesnt know how to fight he said
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he's the passive type
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and in-regards to flying,
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he doesn't like the thought of leaving the soil unturned.
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It has one syllable,
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the rake he used to pile the warm maple leafs,
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and a broken wing on its left side.
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A shining cellophane pianist arm stuck his fist up from the pile
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and as he sunk back in
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you could sense
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he regreted that he didn't stick a finger up.
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He'd grunt a disgruntle huff
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if you compare him to a virus
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He's got a ego like god
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even though all he does day in and out
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is work on his farm.
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