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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:

Writing the Permission Slip to Fall in Love (Slightly Revised)
dmartin

It's the bitter end of the bitter cold
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That keeps my eyes from leaking.
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Instead its all detoured to my memory,
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The pain and clutter of dreams and expectations,
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Envious day dreaming and inferior prayers are the pale faces of my thoughts.
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I hold onto letters of promise,
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Overwhelm the gifts of love,
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Sleep with dreams of you,
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Simply because states of mind are the only states i see you in anymore.
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I even pride myself in pretending to know the future,
 10
My award is the look of belief on your face,
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Almost like you know it too.
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And I continue to sum up the best years of my life with words,
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Possibly under circumstances that summing is the easiest way to solve a problem,
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Because subtracting you just made things harder.
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I just believe I will write my way into your heart,
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Like it were the carving in that oak tree,
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Somehow planted in your soul.
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But all the analogies and anecdotes will never solve the problem.
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The fact that today was filled with yesterdays being unacknowledged,
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It just makes me feel like I made today an existance to keep the memories fresh.
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Everyday just gets harder from here,
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There is no guilt on your head, but there is on mine,
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And I still fail to figure out why i try.
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I wonder why because...
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I know where is in your heart,
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I know the who is you.
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But i fail to realize why things aren't all there.
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The retrospect of continually saying 'i love you' means nothing,
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It's just spoken words without proof,
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But it's remembered when you can show it....
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So I write...
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