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.

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Random Poem:

If (She's Gone, And I'm Fine)
Deccers

If I was miles away in the rain,
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Would you come and visit me?
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If I was drowning in a storm of sorrow,
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Would you part the sea?
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Now shes gone, I'm tired and weak
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Now shes gone, I moan and shriek
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Now shes gone, I just needed time
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Now shes gone, and I'm fine.
 8
 
 
If I was mourning all my failures,
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Would you list successes of mine?
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If I asked you to leave me be,
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Would you give me all your time?
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Now shes gone, I'm tired and weak
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Now shes gone, I moan and shriek
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Now shes gone, I just needed time
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Now shes gone, and I'm fine.
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If you go away for an "ever" and a day,
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And you ask me to wait, I will.
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If you said you'd be gone even longer
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I would stand there waiting, still.
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Now shes gone, I'm tired and weak
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Now shes gone, I moan and shriek
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Now shes gone, I just needed time
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Now shes gone, and I'm fine.
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If you ever ran away from home for a day,
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I would offer you my single bed.
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If you wanted to feel like you knew me more,
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I'd let you explore the workings of my head
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Now shes gone, I'm tired and weak
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Now shes gone, I moan and shriek
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Now shes gone, I just needed time
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Now shes gone, and I'm fine.
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If I told you that I loved you, dear,
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Would you say it to me too?
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If you didn't, would you leave me all alone?
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It would be such an easy thing to do...
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Now shes gone, I'm tired and weak
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Now shes gone, I moan and shriek
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Now shes gone, I just needed time
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Now shes gone, and I'm fine.
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I told you that I loved you, dear,
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But you didn't say it too.
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You didn't stay, or even linger, you left
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And now I don't know what to do.
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Now I know you won't save me
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When I'm drowning
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Or even try to catch me
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When I'm falling
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You won't boost me up
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When I'm feeling down
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Or even give me an hour
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You just won't be around.
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Now shes gone, I'm tired and weak
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Now shes gone, I moan and shriek
 54
Now shes gone, I just needed time
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Now shes gone, and I'm fine.
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