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:

hide away

tend to my mind it like to wander
television secure my sight
music steal my sound
religion bar my beliefs
damned if i do
damned if i don't
i am merely a puppet
a sad doll on a tiny broken stage
i will cry only when you see fit
i will laugh when you feel it is appropriate
over contempt i will adorn the guise of content
i will mask sadness with serenity
life, liberty, these are not our inalienable rights
freedom is served to us in a saucer
so i will be a good little boy and drink my milk
i will watch my television
i will sing to whatever god you all see fit
until my back is broken and my spirit dwindled
i will do anything i can to hide away
hide away from the obviousness of imprisonment
(denial is the road to hapiness)

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