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:

turtles are better at hide and go seek
shadowskiss

and I feel so
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warm inside
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myself
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though, I guess
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I wish I had
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a shell
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oh! to be a turtle!
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or maybe a pretty sea
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clam
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smaller and shiny
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but (OH YES! TEEHEE) a PINK
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shell
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would be so
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sweet
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and I would hide
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so tightly
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that when you came
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near
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you would think
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"oh what a pretty pink
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shell, I am as shallow as a puddle, and about as smart"
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and you would bring
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that pretty pink shell
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home with you
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sticking it
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upon your dresser
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so you could admire
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the way the light hits it
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bouncing through
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your pretty pink
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room
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never questioning
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its insides
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and at night
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you would sleep
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and I would slowly push
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myself out
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and watch him
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pressed
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beside you
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knowing he's
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surely
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dreaming
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of me
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