poetry critical

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Random Poem:

In Me Creates Poetry
annagraaace

The full moon
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through the trees
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in me creates poetry.
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Transpose my secrets
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so they are in another key: minor,
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lesser, like loose threads on your jacket
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that you forget are there. Where
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I am at peace: in whispered tales
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illuminated
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by a single flashlight,
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swallowed
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by the woods
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as we break rules,
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boys with girls and girls with boys!
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I know the cold
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ground under fingers and the leaning
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on shoulders and arms and legs
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of people who are new. Even you
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create poetry
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by battling me;
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out of madness comes magic,
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I am no longer a lifeless body
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fumbling down this wilderness road
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trying to find my soul
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in a darkness so complete
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that I could not see my limbs,
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and this was the fear:
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I could be anything in this world.
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I claimed
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the blindness,
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the fear,
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the questioning
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of why I’m here,
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and gave them a place
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amongst happy thoughts—
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so that they, too,
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in me create poetry.
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