poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Waking Up
PipPatois

dualistic dangers
 1
silvern swords cross
 2
slicing shards of daylight, shimmering into the night
 3
sharp sparks of steel dance across the starry sky
 4
celestial spin, constellation divination,
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the constant ebb and flow of novelty and entropy
 6
neoteric eyes watch the rise and fall
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as babes who've barely learn to crawl
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are built to bud into brazen armies
 9
shaped by fate? Nay weight of covetous conquest!
 10
destiny is but selfish desire,
 11
fancily dressed up in emperors ever-new clothes
 12
 
 
weened from gaia's guidance men may no longer weid
 13
yet spinning wheels weave reality
 14
unattuned carnal egomaniacs float in makyo
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betwixt our eyes fleeting glances of kensho
 16
flash, the sparks of war
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a battle waged, yet unwon, unlost, unlived
 18
between the pages we rest, wondering what will come next
 19
unlikely to write them in actions to be remembered
 20
surrendered to the sea of foreseen possibilities
 21
read between the lines
 22
Lieder literally means song, it's how we're lead to believe in responsibilities
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to lie is to rest, fast asleep
 24
our very conscious creative powers purloined
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we flounder in seas of soda, sex, and entertainment
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without feeling soma
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without finding out our dharma
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we're left in a white room coma
 29
in each moment a lesson, a direction, a message
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too busily lost in will or in mania to meditate
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when will we write our own stories end?
 32
when will we pick up the pen?
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