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:

Everything is lifey
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I'm like a child
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painting the shapes in my head
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the hearts stars and all their strings
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and midnight curtains
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tied around my neck as a cape for
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a superhero unearthing the sociopaths
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that haunt the feeding stalls
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where my friends work and
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sing, safe and sound
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in a world that revolves
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around tomorrow
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where maybe we
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get to wake up warm, well fed,
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clothed clean and entertained
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by the ghosts that yesterday
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were villains on the news
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faces being remembered as psychopaths
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while the victims names were memorialized
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names painted etched and engraved
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up above the ground on a block of marble
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marking a spot in the green grass
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we can say here lies so and so
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and tomorrow we're gonna do things different
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maybe outlaw guns
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because it worked so well with drugs
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or bad words and
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naked women on television
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all the unethical immoral garbage trash rubbish
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we need to hide from the kids
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and instead give them
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big fat soda pop bibles candy Sunday school rules TV Xbox and Jesus
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tomorrow the world may be warmer
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but today we have AC and ice cream
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and anyway watches can Google solutions
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and we have police to protect us from the fanatical minorities
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and politicians and judges and lawyers figuring everything out
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so all these stories we see
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these mass murderers and terrorists and villains
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will just go away
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you know it's true because they even made a movie about it
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and if they didn't you can just
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find it on the internet, it's rule 34,
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and it's not like any of us would ever break it.
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