poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

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:

"You are so embarrassed that you married that lady"

you are so embarrassed that you married that lady
i can see your face blend when my ass wags by
don't know where i got that wag
the history channel features famous lovers
i cannot love another as my own self
how can i even write
a palm wad of twenties
lies like a light log
on a river of thinnest wood
i have offended them all
and they grasp for me quicker
i willn't say sorry too soon
my costume says to me,
be embarrassed over bodily functions
tie yourself to a dam
i disgress into myself
i see too many colors
i am overwhelmed
i put on a woman's costume
and i reach out for a handshake
there are too many hands
the cat lies like a persian figure
tries suicide in my absence found him
hanging from the mug in the cupboard

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