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:

trees
unknown

I found myself all alone
 1
Your whispers surrounding me
 2
Calling out a thought once known
 3
Some neglected memory
 4
A world I knew as a child
 5
Magically untamed and wild
 6
Life somehow had overgrown
 7
Existence as it should be.
 8
 
 
With your presence I felt fear
 9
Solitude was my denial
 10
Something else was very near
 11
Unknown to a mind defiled
 12
Strength that strengthens in a storm
 13
Life that flows from static form
 14
Confronting what might appear
 15
I let go of heart and guile
 16
 
 
All around I felt you stir
 17
As some dreamlike veil was torn
 18
Your love filled me cool and pure
 19
cleansing me of all I mourn
 20
you sank roots deep in my heart
 21
what was stone you broke apart
 22
held & healed me without cure
 23
for the ail of fallen thorn
 24
 
 
you gently sent me away
 25
knowing this was just the start
 26
of a friendship that would stay
 27
strong though time and miles apart
 28
you breath me peace while at war
 29
with all that life has in store
 30
you stand guarding day to day
 31
as the keeper of my heart
 32
 
 
Now when life is full of rain
 33
Your ghost makes my spirit soar
 34
And haunts my heart with its pain
 35
on those moonless nights you roar
 36
Not fierce but like moving wind
 37
Rushing to embrace your friend
 38
Gently there you then explain
 39
Truths mined deep from sacred ore
 40
 
 
Your wordless voice brings meaning
 41
I could never comprehend
 42
I feel as though we’re singing
 43
Verseless music that transcends
 44
Thought and reason yet more real
 45
Than five senses could reveal
 46
And if I’m only dreaming
 47
Let me do so ‘till the end
 48

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