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:

because carnality is sometimes less prejudicial

no one told me i was born thrice removed
from the normal route for success.
a triple threat indeed.
then again if i had known too early
i might have killed myself for sometimes
the heart needs
naivety to grow.
their eyes dismiss me
even before i speak
and when i finally do appear to them
i express no scorn
but private laughter
how their dicks turned democrat
betrayed bigotry
and stood up for
my black dyke vagina.

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