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:

senses of molest
thirdeyris

You know, some smells
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never come out of your mind
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sometimes they’re forced in
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like a hand thrust...
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You can’t get them out
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they stay in your mind
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for a very long time
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and
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like a worm
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you can tug at the earth for
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answers about it’s length
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in your life, but sometimes,
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things go unanswered.
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You can try to sleep through this life
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in a mental coma
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(but)
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even that has it’s down side
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like recurring in your dreams.
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Memory is horrific and powerful
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and wonderment has its
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share of grotesque times.
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I still smell the moment I met him.
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back when fate was sweeter
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and being naive was better.
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Now even a shower feels dirty
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the whole nakedness of it seems so wrong.
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If you meet this man
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you will be amazed
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that another person can your body
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and it’s reactions better than you do
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and it sticks in your mind
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like the smell of a hangover
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or the feel of a worm in your palm.
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