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:

those photographs that lined your mothers fridge
starryme

That night i stood
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before the faces of the past
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each photograph
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haphazardly placed
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on the offwhite refrigerator
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in that dingy kitchen
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I looked at all the faces
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the smiling eyes and mouths
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the blissful moments captured
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and contained on a
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glossy sheet
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each moment glowing
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in its own significance
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and each moment
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set apart, marked
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as one of our favorites
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in those color photographs
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i saw a child
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who had all the trust in the world
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who knew nothing but love and
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understood nothing but joy
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And i wondered
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for a passing moment
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what happened to that child
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with the dimples and the
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messy hair
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with the shining eyes
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and the glowing smile
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with the outstretched arms
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and the blissful expression
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on his childlike face
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And i wondered
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for a passing moment
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if all our happy moments
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end up to be the forgotten
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wallpaper of memories
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in some dingy kitchen
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of the future
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