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:

You Drink
KatinaChoo

You were beautiful
 1
And slight
 2
And so thin,
 3
That in my peripheral vision
 4
You barely even existed
 5
You were my untouchable god
 6
Who I touched
 7
And touched
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And touched
 9
In ways
 10
I hadn’t even touched myself
 11
And if you say
 12
It didn’t hurt
 13
You know your lying
 14
If you try to claim you didn’t cause me pain
 15
Let me just say
 16
I’m dying
 17
Its killing me
 18
And your filling me up
 19
Your lying
 20
Your lying
 21
You’re lying to me
 22
And still,
 23
I’m writing you poetry
 24
What do you think you’re doing?
 25
Who do you think you’re doing,
 26
When you’re doing me?
 27
You sit and wait
 28
For me to wither
 29
Like a skywriting falling down
 30
For me to shudder,
 31
In painful
 32
Merciless pleasure
 33
You wait
 34
To hate
 35
To rape
 36
My sincerity
 37
You drink
 38
You drink
 39
You drink
 40
And then
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You hurt me
 42
You
 43
Hurt
 44
Me
 45
What I’m saying,
 46
Is goodbye.
 47
And by that,
 48
I mean hello.
 49
And I by that I mean this poem
 50
Isn’t really for you.
 51
This is an ode to all your faults
 52
And listen asshole,
 53
You’ve got plenty.
 54
This is me saying,
 55
“fuck you”
 56
this is an image
 57
of me on my knees.
 58
And here is a box
 59
Of all your shit,
 60
Your residue,
 61
The aftershock.
 62
This is me at my worst,
 63
This is me tired
 64
And its only 11:00
 65
And you drink,
 66
And I’m crying
 67
I’m crying
 68
I’m crying
 69
And I’m crying myself
 70
To sleep…
 71
You drink
 72
You drink
 73
You drink
 74

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