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19th February 5:10pm
David_Macleod David Macleod

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT**
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I am clearly getting a sense of created confusion between, "* Poetry Medics, *" the official DU critique group and the name adopted from an old competition theme of Poetic Medics - this is not a DU site despite it being advertised on DU. It is a private, commercial site, which also critiques at a price. This is normal, many commercial sites do this. "* DU's Poetry Medics *" offers a professional critique totally free of charge.

Given the confusion, I have decided to re-brand Poetry Medics to an unrelated name. The revamped and rebranded DU group will arrive soon

stay tuned for updates :-)))))
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Edited 21st November 9:49am
David_Macleod David Macleod

Welcome
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Welcome to "POETRY MEDICS." The doctor will see you now!

This group has been set up to give help and assistance with your poems. They may have a minor injury or may need surgery and resuscitation. We at POETRY MEDICS will read your submitted poems make a diagnose and suggest a prognosis. You don't need medical insurance - everything is covered free at the point of need.

All you have to do is to sign up as a member to use these facilities.

FIRST AID

This is a simple and quick edit advising of typos, grammar, line lengths and tense.

MINOR SURGERY

For poems that are almost there, needing a quick tweak, and other respectful suggestions. We concentrate on positive outcomes by giving encouragement and making gentle suggestions for improvement.

MAJOR SURGERY

We at POETRY MEDICS have a surgical team for poems you are not sure about. They may be works in process or the germ of an idea. We are here to help, thrash out ideas, making respectful suggestions on direction, voice and thrust, as we work towards a cure.

RESUSCITATION / CPR

We at POETRY MEDICS, work closely with you and your treasured words to ensure that the poem recovers.

We at POETRY MEDICS all have good intentions and a pleasing bedside manner. We are here to help, support and encourage you to make healthier choices for your poems

SIGN UP NOW AND TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF

THEN GO TO THE TREATMENT PAGE AND POST YOUR POEMS

Only One Submission Per Week - Thank you
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Edited 21st November 9:48am
David_Macleod David Macleod

TREATMENTS
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TREATMENTS

CODES

CODEFEM: If the code is requested, this will be assistance from female members of staff only

CODEMAN: If the code is requested, this will be assistance from male members of staff only

CODE NOT-FUSSED: The gender of the Doctor isn't important

MEMBERSHIP

We at POETRY MEDICS believe in being all inclusive. This group is for everyone to get fully involved, in every area of our work. Membership elevates you to a team doctor. Any member may offer suggestions and medical assistance as well as receiving it.

Your poems posted within the group should also include the type of service they want and the gender code.

In this medical facility and in the treatment rooms there must always be equality of purpose and opportunity. This is why there is a six person team (3 women and 3 men). All members will have respect for each other and have a duty to be kind and gentle

POST YOUR POEMS HERE Only One Submission Per Week - Thank you
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Edited 21st November 9:51am
David_Macleod David Macleod

MISSION STATEMENT
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MISSION STATEMENT

The poems submitted will receive treatment in a timely manner.

The main thrust is to reflect the positive in all poems submitted.

Only respectful suggestions can be made.

Kindness and gentleness is how we will behave.

There will be no need for arguments or flaming.

There will be need for understanding and compassion.

If you have nothing positive to say then don't say anything.

Through positive encouragement we can make lasting changes.

DU GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING Those who do not abide by the rules will be permanently removed for
showing a disregard and disrespect to others. Those who do not respect what we are trying to do here it the mission statement need not join. There will be a zero tolerance policy for all types of bullying, flaming and not treating others with respect, compassion and kindness.

there is just one warning - there will not be a second!

GO TO THE TREATMENT PAGE AND POST YOUR POEMS :-)

Only One Submission Per Week - Thank you
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Edited 21st November 9:51am
David_Macleod David Macleod

MEET THE MEDICAL TEAM
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Meet the team

Mr David Macleod
Prof Ely
Dr Cold_Fusion
Dr Missy
Prof Josh
Dr Jemac

The team is and will be happy to help you.

THEN GO TO THE TREATMENT PAGE AND POST YOUR POEMS

Only One Submission Per Week - Thank you

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28th December 10:28pm
Miss_Sub - Missy -

SUBMITTING A POEM FOR FEEDBACK
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Hi guys

When submitting a poem it would really help us out if you put your poems in the “treatments” thread that we have set up. This keeps the group nice and tidy and we can keep track of submissions better. A lot of submissions are becoming lost because they are appearing everywhere they aren’t supposed to be.

If you could please do this from now on that would be super smashing great. It would help us out muchly.

Thanks! :)
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Edited 11th June 12:05pm
Miss_Sub - Missy -

A friendly reminder
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A few points on why this group is here:

-Yes, we are aware that a few posts have been unanswered recently. This is due to us all leading busy lives, holding down real world jobs, being responsible humans and having other responsibilities on the site. Nagging is not appreciated - we are doing our best with the time we have.

-Critique is a two way street. We are not the self-professed Gods of critique. We are not here to tell you what is ultimately right and wrong. Poetry is not black and white. We are all (group leaders AND members) capable of saying what we do and do not like on a poem. In this group we are all equal. Not one is more qualified than the other.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

- Poetry Medics.
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4th June 1:28am
Bugstar

Freeing From Ego, Building A Fake One
I am analyzing my corpse. Everything still moves, change. Everything is moving around the center-point of everything, and I see everything in everything. And the still arrow soars through it’s sky. Daytime, night, time flys on one indescribable love. Positive perspective solution. We exist! The big bang happened relatively and is still occuring, changing perspective from the finite to the infinite. One into two and two sides of one. Seeing the most simple and finding the most complex. Relative past, one now. Jump in! Kill your ego and cleanse your corpse. Purification, beingness being being. All the days go round and round, over the ground and under the ground. You can easily do it entirely. A planet of people in your imagination thinking about something. Go swimming in the sea in you. The thrilling feeling of migration, finally leaving home, free from an empty womb. Mother Earth is my birth and my tomb. Flying along the starway for now, collecting organs in my starship. New imaginary worlds full of thinking life, exploring. Connecting the dots as a rebuilt robot analyzes time. Metaphorical gravity, free of the threshold. We’re finding new brains in piles of fleshy mirrors and symbols, on one entire body of mind, all. Formless, when do we arrive at the shore to set sail to the destination of the invisible whale? In the beginning. The beginning is in us all of the time. Design with your mental paint-brush. Dancing in the sun, tingling heat, paradise dream, ten days a week. The artist creates one form within many, and many within one. The long list of sights relates one form to many, and many search within. And we live within the composite as part of it. And the layers relate and are part of each other. My new robotic ego is analyzing meaning in a hug. Compute the love.

Magic Spell #420:
Love the outside. Great infinite Angel come down and let me act as your vessel and voyage. Paint your presence on us in the now. As above, so below, outside of that and in the nothing. Help us develop. Please. Word. Bless this media my friend.

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2nd May 00:16am
Sartoris

Hello!

Still fairly new to DUP and getting the hang of everything it has to offer, including this group. I wanted to ask whether it's expected that poems submitted for Treatment are to be "finished" (ie fully developed) drafts, or if they can be ones underway that we're struggling with.

- Joshua
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16th April 6:41pm
BeautyQueen00 Queen Kawaii

Why is it that sometimes we don't know to write about or words just don't come to mind?
Sometimes, on here I just don't know what to write about. Can someone tell me why is this? Everybody has this problem.
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7th April 7:28pm
issaccromwell

I Remember The Rose Bush
They were there when we came, unit. Indestructible.
The omnipotent observed, we were intruders to their Eden.
The crowd of Delilahs

Stared at me from their spread, jealous of my freedom, lustful
For my youth and the span of my soul.
I remember the rose bush in all of its beauty.

Red, red, I read of the red who wished I were dead.
Seething women they are. Spiteful toddlers they were.
They cannot speak, but their voices roar loud.

I remember the rose bush and how one afternoon
They hurt me – they pierced the veins of my arm and I bled red.
They eat at my exhale, their stalks wrap around
My wrists and pull me in. I did not sin, petaled Jezebel.
But they need give no explanations – they bathe in the sunlight, and
Their fragrance clings to the air in my nostrils.

I no longer know of the rose bush – my mother had them
Sacrificed to the ravenous grass
Who swallowed their petals and grew taller.
We shed the red till they were dead.


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23rd March 12:26pm
NuBorn

Disillusioned

A man's capacity and capabilities are only limited by his own mind  
You are far greater than what you think of yourself  
You have been created in perfection  
Reduced by perceptions  
Bounded by societies prejudice  

Or maybe we ought to believe in the misconception of mediocrity  
Grow up.  
Go to school.  
Secure a good job.  
And never take any chances!  
Play by the book  
Follow each rule to the the T  
And then die a peaceful death at old age!  

NO! no.  
I refuse to be reduced to average  
When I have potential to grow beyond boundaries  
When each night I dream of such perfection  
....see, perfection is an unrealized potential  
Perfection is a state of mind where supreme excellence reigns  
Perfection is the life without limitation  
Where we can walk on air  
 
Yet the undeniable truth of our imperfections still exist  
Inevitably risks risk perfection  
The very existence of life is still an uncertainty
And well this, this is just another illusion  
 
Life is perfect  
Growth is perfect  
Change is perfect  
Imperfection is also perfect  
And this is an illusion, disillusioned!
Written by NuBorn
MAJOR SURGERY
Hey, so I finally could get my pen to meet my paper and I came up with a poem titled "Disillusioned" but it needs a major surgery. Please help!
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