poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt
Gaphappy

Beyond the stars and far, far out,
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beyond a shadow of a doubt,
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yet close as anything you find
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within the chambers of your mind...
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there is a kingdom known to be
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the realm of creativity.
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Therein lies the artist's brush,
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the author's pen, the actor's blush.
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And all the music yet unplayed,
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drifts in endless serenade.
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Listen closely with your heart,
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for there, the melody will start.
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With luck, the notes may reach your ear
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and you will be the first to hear
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those secret symphonies unwind,
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performing concerts in your mind.
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Sparkling fields of colored stones
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all different textures, shapes and tones
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could be transformed by anyone
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into the paintings, yet undone.
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Observe the world within your heart
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then with your brush and palette start
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to stroke the canvas lovingly...
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and you will be the first to see
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the images appear behind
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this window to your soul and mind.
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Rivers of unwritten prose
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winding through the far meadows
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are filling quiet pools of thought
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with phrases every poet sought.
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And there, elusively they dwell
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within the pool of your inkwell.
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The inkwell tips and words spill out
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beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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Where ink and paper finally mate,
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there shall you communicate
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feelings kept inside the heart,
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unto the world, you now impart.
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In this land of pageantry,
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grace and spontaneity,
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all creative spirits find
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refuge in the fertile mind.
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Imagination brings them out,
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beyond a shadow of a doubt!
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