poetry critical

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Random Poem:

"Do Over!!"
Maela

As children playing four square,
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a bad serve was no cause for concern
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“Do over!!” we’d yell, knowing
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that was all it took
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to abolish the mistake.
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Now, as adults, the
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past is indelible,
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and our mistakes
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coil tendrils ‘round our ankles;
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clinging, growing stronger with
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time, and each step covers
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less ground, until we are
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rooted by regret, and guilt
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forms like moss on our limbs.
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Petrified, I stand
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my eyes wide, and
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skull reverberating
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with my silent screams;
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“Do over!!”
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