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:

Empty
Almamatters

This destructive path which I inhabit,
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out of control,
 2
unable to distance myself from you and turn around,
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I carry on each day,
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your presence like an addiction,
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forever wanting more,
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my chest ripped open,
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the heart pounding,
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then numb,
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these feelings of strenght and might i've surpressed,
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locked away inside my soul,
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yet the key remains in my hand,
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ready to unlock my heart upon your single word.
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I fight the hurt,
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I really do,
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each day living in delusion
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forcing my love for you deep into the subconcious,
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Yet the undying love does not rest,
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transcendant, pure and true,
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it leaps and rises upon your daily salutations.
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Friends you say
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you would like to be
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but can my weary organ take it?
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Well that's fine,
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I say,
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as you have never loved as I have for you,
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so complete and everlasting.
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I push my dangerous feelings back inside me,
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further,
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into the pit of my stomach
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it shall not bother you again.
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At the mere sight of you,
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majestic and spectacular,
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my flower in the sunlight,
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the ball of passion and fire encapsulated within rises to the surface
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rising
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incessant
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I cannot control it
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Crying - I can never make you love me,
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you will never be mine.
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I try to run, bound, leap, from the cancerous path I have set myself on
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my cataclysmic fixation,
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but the walls of density and torment trap me,
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I cannot free myself from you.
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As the perpetual pain runs through my chest,
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paraletic,
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screaming
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I'd accept this terror for eternity
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in exchange for your words, presence and beauty.
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My poet;
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although you will never be mine,
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you are my world.
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