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:

To Shoot the Moon.

"Today, we will shoot the moon," they decide.
The US News; the worst tour guide.
As Texas blows its grime and sand
Amidst all of our open land.
The morning dove will cough and wheeze
In sync with third world childrens' pleas.
And as long as politicians lie,
The innocent will always die.
They bleed pink in saturation,
The watered out story of a nation.
When tanks are pitted against rocks,
When money dictates our peace talks,
When children die, when families tear,
Don't expect George Bush to care.
So let's make our government get its hand
Off the throat of other people's sand.
And don't shoot the crescent and kiss the star
Until you know just who they are.

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