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:

Serenity
kripto

Pure serenity comes only with shuteyes
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Slowly fading away from life with a whole demise
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A full body high, left hoping grasping, waiting
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Alone in despair, with no one else to care
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And bare their concern upon
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Allowing the evidence to be seen, a fallen smoking gun
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The truth, to be lost and replaced with what is chosen
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Undone, unseen, never forgotten
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One decision chosen by one
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Affecting the all, those with gently tucked dreams
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The many, the few, interpretation of power
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Death, extreme, welcomed into the sovereign
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No escape from the fire, arisen and spread throughout
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Catching onto skyscrapers and holes in the ground about
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All who have seen, close your eyes, bite your tongue
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This shall last only a moment, a mere stumble in time
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Look away, and then look back for there is nothing left to see
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Now allow peace and serenity to take over, for you have no place left to be
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Nothing to do, nowhere to hide
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Emptiness has occupied the land and the sky
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For their once was many, and now there are none
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No people to be stressed, and upset, also no one reaching for the sun
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But I still walk and think about when I was with company
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For now I know they have all been forced into serenity
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