poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Awake
Poor_Poet

My whole world churns,
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And swings in livid motion,
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I hear the hum of existence,
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It's ringing in my ears.
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Here I am to see the morning once more,
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Sun viciously beating down on me,
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And the song it plays, an ode
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Or melody to the tune of my soul.
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Reality furls out before me,
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Surreal it plays accross my flesh-toned senses,
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Talons dragging, leaving bloody tracks
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As it crawls out along my path.
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The heart it pounds like coffin nails,
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Remembering what life is like,
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Wishing merely to wander,
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Within the absence of sleep.
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My eyes hunger, briefly twitching
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Shifting nervously accross what this new light reveals,
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They bite the mind - their feeding hand,
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In keeping their mouths open.
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My tongue is held in place,
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For the fear it might make noise,
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So my trembling fingers do the talking,
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And scream until they cough up blood.
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Here I am, slumberless and clinging
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grasping for my consciousness,
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Finally awake, I bear witness
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To what occurs when I am not...
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And I realize... I want to go to sleep.
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