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:

Not always as they seem
Greg

“I perceive,” said the student at the front, trying as usual  
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to mask his cluelessness with a false air of confidence,  
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“that from the position of the item and the length  
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of the tray that – ouch!” he suddenly started,  
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the residual static shocking him when he touched  
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its cool blended metal surface, soliciting a rumble of laughter.  
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After gaining composure, he continued: “it’s clearly indicated  
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that as he was preparing the item, it jammed.”  
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“So what did you learn?” the teacher asked, seizing  
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the opportunity to create a lesson out of the chaos.  
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“Well it seems to me,” the class clown interrupted,  
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her unusually quiet presence suddenly acknowledged
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by those in close proximity, “I mean I think the moral here,”  
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she chided, building confidence as the thought solidified,  
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“is that it’s extremely important to maintain your equipment.”  
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The teacher stiffened as laughter again exploded (it was a fitting remark,
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as the teacher was forever preaching the importance of maintaining equipment).  
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“The role of the item has been blown way out proportion here!” he boomed,
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squelching the disruption as immediately as it had started.  
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Turning around to face the scene, he enumerated the reasons for the incident.
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“As it is plain to see, simple yet significant awareness would have
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prevented this situation."
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The students rolled their eyes and begrudgingly returned to their seats.
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