poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Slammed
RaynesEnd

The gross infliction
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of a stark addiction,
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the pain that stains
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the skin and purges color
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from cheeks...
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we're meek, fragile whirlpools
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motley fools
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in checkered jester outfits,
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oh we simply cannot help it!
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Flailing within our own cardinal sin.
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Razor lines that bind
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our hurt closer to ourselves
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we delve farther, faster, off
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our cliffs.
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We can't handle this.
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running from angels
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through difficult angles,
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crashing, burning, failure of learning.
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Don't we know better,
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reading the wall's black letters?
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All those who were here before
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leaving clues for us to store
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in brains so dead from underuse
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the info ends up mixed and loose.
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We say, we say, we say, we say,
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but do nothing...at least not today.
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But if now is the time that matters most
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we find ourselves without a ghost
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of a chance...romance? Hah, what a ruse,
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a ploy to expose self to abuse.
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But we end up trying
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while, in truth, we're dying.
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"Love is a dirty street
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and we are nothing but fear and meat."
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