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:

God Bless America Again
fennoja

Any city or any town
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Any place just look around
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There's a guy who whears a frown
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That spends his nights on the ground
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Or look into the house of your neighbor
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There's probably I family where both parents labor
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And still cant afford the medical bill
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To take care of there child who is ill
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Or maybe a teen that wants more knowlage
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That just can afford to go to collage
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Who keeps a smile on her face
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While her brain power goes to waiste
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It's not that these people do not try
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So now I just have to ask you why
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In the richest country, will that child die
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While we spend our money in another place
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Fighting a war in an oil race
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To me this seems like such a disgrace
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So pledg your allegence to this alliance
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And the media that demands your compliance
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This nation born under a steeple
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Now this nations forgotten it's people
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What was "one nation under God"
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Is now one nation with an army squad
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Why'd it take longer for help to come
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To save even one Katrina victom
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When it only took the word attack
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And in a day we were all over Iraq
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Now this war is forever more
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And causeing our own to be even more to be poor
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Now our minds will have to bend
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To bring this war to an end
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You need to set a brand new trend
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A new message to this country you have to send
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So I ask you to pray just as a friend
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God teach this president to refrain
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Maybe just refresh his brain
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And bring this country much less strain
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So God please bless America again, Amen
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