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:

Fragments of a Screech
DeceivingCry

Don’t you just hate feeling depressed?
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The way you just sit in the middle of your room,
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Just listening to the
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Thump
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Thump
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Thump
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Of your own swollen heart?
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The way you look at the ceiling
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While trying to hold back the tears,
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But no matter how hard you try,
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They start
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S
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W
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I
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M
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M
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I
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N
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G down the
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Si               des
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Of your face in silver
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D   r   o   p   s?
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The way you can hear the arguments
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Outside you room but,
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The wordsaregettingtoclosetogethertohear?
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The way the sounds you mind makes to scare you
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Get to you,
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Then you just
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CANT HANDLE ANYMORE?
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The way everyone is putting you down,
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And talking about you
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When they think your not
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Listening, then more silver tears come
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S
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  T
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    R
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       E
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          A
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             M
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                 I
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                    N
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                        G
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                           Down your cheeks?
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The way your eardrums finally feel like wardrums,
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And their beats go
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BOOM
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BOOM
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BOOM
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In your mind,
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And you can’t hear yourself
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SCREAM!!!!
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Or is that just the way I feel?
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