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!

Random Poem:

Getting Pumped Up to Get Laid

Getting pumped up to get laid
Building muscle to pave the way
Pounds shed, muscles flaunted
Wanting so desperately to be wanted
You hate the thought of a shirt
Worked too hard to cover up your work
Those hard shapes define a lifestyle
Muscles cover weakness...for a while
But can a sexy new bod fill the hole
Or will something else make life meaningful
You're a poster boy of the physically fine
Until, one day, you see the first sign
And to gym workouts you add another regimen
Popping pills, as lesions threaten the skin
What went wrong, you ask
What mistake
What sin

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