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:


innuendos bounce off the finger tips of young boys
lost in their capsules of teenage hormones
thinking of thoughts that need something deeper
a darker side to their sickness is hidden in their minds
they do not know this yet
while scratching their balls & listening to music confused as punk
baggy jeans with boxers showing
they sit there in biology with their mouths open
the more intelligent keep this closed
the barn door left open as they try to be sexy with their grins
pathetically they make kissing faces into the air
in a small attempt to conform you into someone whom might be attracted to these
these annoying expressions of derogatory implications
sex used as a joke to play their drums on
their stupidity drips off their spiked hair
homely looking girlfriends swing their arms off their hips when they see their "men"
locked up in the uncertainty of their future
with complete self-less behavior
these girls don't understand the power of stupid innuendos

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