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:

Goodbye
lilili

You left me here
 1
Not turning your head to look back
 2
You know what you’re leaving
 3
You said it yourself
 4
You promised me you loved me
 5
I said, “I love you too”
 6
I’m sure I know why
 7
It’s the same as always
 8
I'm too fat
 9
I'm too ugly
 10
I'm a waste of good grace
 11
So people leave me in the dust
 12
They abandon me for better
 13
Because anyone is better
 14
When you come back
 15
I’ll be gone
 16
Because
 17
What was left of my heart has now been broken
 18
I gave you the last piece….
 19
I saved it for you
 20
It fell with the rest
 21
Too cracked to repair.
 22
No one can save me now
 23
I’m dead inside
 24
The feeling is gone
 25
I’m numb
 26
To what’s all around me
 27
“No, mommy don’t do it again”
 28
The lyrics run through my mind too fast
 29
I can’t track them
 30
“My brain is racing
 31
Change the station”
 32
I wish I could
 33
But you broke my last finger
 34
There’s nothing left to do
 35
Except watch the happy people
 36
And try to emulate them
 37
Because if I don’t
 38
You might notice you broke me
 39
I promised you couldn’t
 40
That it wouldn’t hurt
 41
My voice just cracked
 42
My tears pour down
 43
All the times I promised I wouldn’t cry
 44
Stab my brain
 45
It all hurts so much
 46
"MAKE IT STOP!,"
 47
I call into the darkness
 48
But no one can
 49
I’m broken
 50
They were trying to save me
 51
But I disappeared anyway
 52
So follow me
 53
Follow me into the dark
 54
You’ll see who I really am
 55

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