poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

society said so
silentspring

remember when we laughed at hierarchies
 1
spoke of society's constricted time
 2
vowed never to fall at the heels
 3
of pretty girls with sharp nails
 4
or take the hand of those
 5
tight lipped young men.
 6
 
 
Today. you play footsies
 7
under this table with your date's best friend
 8
and I sit aside, on the arm of am 'almost' man
 9
who slides his hand down an unclothed thigh.
 10
 
 
Don't play foolish
 11
I know more than to beg innocence
 12
there are hopes here. smothered.
 13
dreams taken down
 14
notch by notch.
 15
I work nights with men who smell of alcohol
 16
and who am I to judge.
 17
 
 
other than self-given,
 18
I have no importance.
 19

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