poetry critical

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Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Loner Man
mrtvo

Everyday, waking up,
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Alone, at home,
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Our man, this loner man,
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Has nothing of his own.
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No mum or dad to greet in the morning,
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No children to see playing in the afternoon,
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No wife to hug and kiss in the evening,
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No family to speak of, not even soon.
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Wasting his life, alone at home,
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Looking out the window at bustling streets and crowds,
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Everything passes by his lowly abode,
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Leaving it shrouded in past time clouds.
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Destined to lead a lonesome life,
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One full of grief and sorrow,
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Yearning to lead a plentiful life,
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Not one like this perpetual hollow.
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Ever wanting to have love in life,
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Ever wanting to experience this great gift,
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Ever wanting to feel loved by one,
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Can’t be done, for he is ever trapped in life’s drifts.
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The day passes by,
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Another 24 hours gone,
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Another day to strike off from his calendar,
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Our loner man (has no choice but to) accept this life of bliss and wonder.
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