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:

She Came From Israel and Held Me Hostage

Her tongue wags desperately
Like a dog in heat
Her satisfaction is a myth
As I stare in bitter night's retreat
Waiting for my bone
This raging urge
Never succumbed
Through trials and much patience
Perfection is a game we play
While waiting for false embrace
Longer still is a wanton lust
A trust of tryst and thrust
I've watched her from up close and afar
Speculation my only reward
Fantasy deep penetrating
You're a fool and a harlot
A sage and my salvation
My last ditch effort in passion's play
A beginning to my end
My muse that runs astray
Better saved in cellophane than used and thrown away

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