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:

Blue Glass Horse
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Over coffee
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Or wine perhaps
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I tell the incident
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It’s just a shrug,
 4
An amusing irony.
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She was brushing my hair,
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My long golden curly locks,
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Long tangled tom-boy locks,
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As I toyed with my new
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Blue glass horse.
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And with one knot,
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One snag, one pull,
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Through the air flew my
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New bauble.
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No Pegasus.
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Blue glass splintered
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All round our feet.
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Struck dumb, I with remorse,
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She with, I thought,
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Understanding.
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Decades later, a gift.
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A blue glass horse;
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A tardy apology
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For breaking the trinket
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By pulling my hair.
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So I sip my wine,
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Or was it coffee,
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“Oh how sad” I hear,
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“Such a misunderstanding,”
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“All those years.”
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Their eager faces,
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Lascivious eyes,
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Open to know my pain,
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Massage my guilt.
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Not wanting to disappoint their
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Thirst for angst and
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Mother/daughter guilt porn,
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I merely smile and move on.
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