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she screamed my poems are my children

to which I replied:
if that's the case then you
have at least a thousand
half of which are orphaned
one third are in the trash
and the rest have been

24 May 15

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Based on the interesting title, I had hoped for much more. Instead, the poem is very one-dimensional. It's a simple metaphor that doesn't really go anywhere. I would've liked to see a lot more done with this piece.
 — Inuki

That's it?  This sounds more like a mean response on the threads than a poem.  Can you do more with this?  I do like the title but the poem doesn't live up to it.
 — Isabelle5

nicely worded, i like flowing down the text in this, like on a slide. good strong ending, the sound of the word and its meaning make a strong brake on the poem.

this is what poetry can do when it's free of conventional restraints and capitalist grammars. ( well, office memo grammar, anyway. )
 — cadmium

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what about the others
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What if I say I'm not like the others
What if I say I'm not another one of your plays,
you're the pretender!
What if I say I will never surrender?!
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still, yes, so good and funny.
 — cadmium

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Words have feelings
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 — viscera

isabelle's right, though -- it could be a stronger poem... we've got all this ISIS crap since this was written, and we're more open to honesty. this kind of daintily says that 'she' is a loser, but doesn't really show why.
 — cadmium

EEEk, harsh and I am still waiting for you to say something... maybe too short!?!
 — aforbing

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stilll gd
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