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:

Ten alternate uses for tampons
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A girl learns lots of things at camp;
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most have nothing to do with camping.
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Learned how much spit it took
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to work up a puddle of mascara.
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There’s Frenching 101, and smoking (of course)
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I took a class in ten alternate uses for the tampon;
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and I learned the rudiments of American sign language
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from Bonnie in the bunk above.
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Forty three years later
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I still get pleasure from that camping experience.
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Oh, I can only remember one or two alternate uses
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but every day I get to watch
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a fellow worker,
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a lay preacher for the deaf
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cuss like a sailor
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and a Camp Fire Girl.
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