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:

Along Came the Spider
TheHarlequin

Along came the Spider
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And as He stalked among the flies
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Spinning new webs of deception
 3
Based on the cobwebs of confusion
 4
That grip the flies in fright, mid-flight.
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Along came the Spider
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Reflected on millions of mirrored eyes
 7
Wraping flies in lies
 8
Finalized as the flies
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Realize, to their surprise
 10
That their demise
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Lies within
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The Spider's eyes
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Along came the Spider
 14
 
 
Like a can of
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Carnivorous caviar
 16
Conscience of cooperation
 17
Creating conspiracies to
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Cut and kill
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Covertly the constricted
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Catastrophically sentenced
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To excommunication
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From country men
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And nation.
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Along came the Spider
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Leaving a wasteland
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In Its wake
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Selling excuses
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To the nuisance
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Hanging from His nooses.
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Along came the Spider.
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