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:

the crowd of forty
psychofemale

waiting....
 1
by the phone
 2
 
 
nothing.
 3
 
 
weeks pass
 4
days flee.
 5
 
 
finally...
 6
hours before the time
 7
 
 
...it rings.
 8
 
 
"Can you confirm?"
 9
The agreement: Yes.
 10
 
 
 
 
finally here
 11
finally there
 12
 
 
a young fella's on stage
 13
singing about life
 14
and how he
 15
"has his bitch in line"
 16
 
 
as he strums the G chord
 17
on his acoustic guitar
 18
 
 
they all look towards me
 19
shock in their eyes
 20
 
 
wishing I hadn't confirmed
 21
thinking it to be a dud
 22
 
 
our turn
 23
 
 
 
 
set up
 24
start playing
 25
to the people
 26
 
 
behind the bar
 27
sipping booze and
 28
serving it
 29
 
 
at the same time
 30
 
 
I hear the G chord
 31
once more
 32
 
 
 
 
d i s t o r t e d
 33
 
 
it begins
 34
 
 
the emotion
 35
the pain
 36
the happiness
 37
 
 
freedom
 38
 
 
the first note
 39
with rampage as it
 40
   f
 41
        l
 42
               o
 43
                        w  
 44
                                   s
 45
out of my mouth
 46
off of my tongue
 47
 
 
the crowd of forty
 48
 
 
goes WILD!
 49

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