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 theory of life
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matter is inconsequential to the state of reality
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the inside lives the outside; [vice versa is a grade school function
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where the government wants us to think that red plus blue equals purple
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(it doesn't)
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we learn this when we're older, when our stiff minds
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can bend to the old ideas, can slough off their kindergarten brands
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sizzling imprints of a teacher's aptitude
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the minors of america have become the sole defining figure
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in the figures of educational salaries.]
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time is inconsequential to actions
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our brains process these things in the logical order
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so we won't explode on the spot.  [it has decided, maybe for our own good
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that what it knows is beyond our processing ability, beyond
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our persons being (our soul, our spirit, our insides, our guts)
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which can do better without this onslaught of knowledge, this crushing
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amplitude of fissional waves that this gray mass
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can't confuse, but us our higher being we, yes we,
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we the higher being, we cannot even conceptually recognize.]
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what is incomparable to another, we take apples and oranges
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and our minds
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our minds
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our sole healthy gray complicated confusing minds
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the things in our bodies
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our bodies
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we cannot even recognize
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we cannot solve
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the mystery, how our own body works
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when we can't know how we work
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do we have the right to know how our projection of reality
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is functioning?
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do we have the capacity to know if our projection of reality
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is real?
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do we have the knowledge to theorize anything
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to factualize anything
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to remember that (in this "solid" world)
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we are here and we don't know why?
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these questions, these misunderstood concepts, these unavailable answers, these mysteries (some say of God, some say of Goddess, some say of the self, some say of space), these freight trains of puzzle pieces
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we have the bazillion dollar question.
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what is this?
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