poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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 head of the wolf
Sushiking

I'm beginning to feel uncomfortable in my skin
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As if eyes have found comfort in the misted moon
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Watching as I live out a celluloid disaster
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I've found warmth in the hands of breathing cadavers
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As they whisper stifled words of fear
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Their hearts worn like a beggars clothes
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And their skin worn like a mask
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Is this the life that we lead?
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Watching persecutors cover themselves with wool
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To hide the face of a wolf
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Fuck this
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You can let those butchers process thoughts
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But I smell the wreckage
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They have left strewn
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And I will light the flame
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That burns down the towers
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Letting those perch eyes view
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The lifting of my veil
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