poetry critical

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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:

Is This My Country?
PodPoet

City of my joy, city of my dreams
 1
Under water and forgotten
 2
Corpses floating by
 3
Babies dying
 4
Young and old blacks, old whites
 5
 
 
That could be my grandmother
 6
Dead in her wheelchair
 7
Or my brother’s corpse
 8
Floating in the water
 9
 
 
My President is bragging about his war
 10
Surrounded by white-clad sailors
 11
Spending the night in the white Hotel del Coronado
 12
While blacks, mostly blacks
 13
Suffer and die
 14
 
 
The aid trickles in
 15
More die by the hour
 16
Donate to the Red Cross
 17
I do so but feel worthless nonetheless
 18
 
 
It is not what I can or cannot do
 19
Do or do not do
 20
That would save those people
 21
 
 
It is what my society
 22
My government
 23
My leaders
 24
Are able to do
 25
 
 
They disappoint me
 26
And I am ashamed
 27
Of the government
 28
Of the society
 29
I call my own
 30
And am part of
 31
And am at least in part responsible for
 32
 
 
I’ll become better than that
 33
And settle for nothing less
 34
From those who lead me
 35
 
 
Goodbye New Orleans
 36
I’ll see you again on the other side of this nightmare
 37

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