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:

A Testament
albeej

The decomposing wall I see
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That encompasses the long dead
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Lies interspersed among the trees
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Whose living, fingered roots are fed
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with nourishment of sublimed faith.
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I pause a moment…
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Panning the surroundings I see
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Row after row of unknown dead
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Whose tombstones depict family trees
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Whose living relatives are fed
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The same promises of blind faith.
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Why must I lament?
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The brown withered leaves that I see
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Wind-blown atop the buried dead
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Should I mourn provenance: the trees?
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Why then the promise that is fed:
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Life after death by keeping faith.
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A fool is content.
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