poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

www.frogsex.com
madderhatter

Enough!
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ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
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Cease and desist!
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The white flag flies
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o you, the unseasoned adolescent.
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MSN mumblers, congratulations
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on you sluggish perseverance,
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if at all.
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Hope that your hearing me. . .
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Really, 14 whole inches?
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About as inspiring as your spelling.
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Answer to droned requests
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that you’ve spouted off to a million girls before me.
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But I’ve got to wonder . . .
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You really think that
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a              s             l
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Says one damn thing about me?
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About anyone?
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Sorry boys,
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hold on to your keyboards.
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Knot tied sneakers hang from your lifelines
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on the block where I live.
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The frat boys pass cringing
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at the huddled homeless,
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in the slums of Beverly Hills.
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Waving shyly as we scurry past.
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I’m far more than you wanted.
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A no bullshit bang to bite at your cuticles.
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But if only,  Only ONCE
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somebody asked for     a
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favorite gum drop dash
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wildest dream dash
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life story,
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I’d pass out here,
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wake up and drop my virtual undies
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for Wonder boy.
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Fourteen whole inches just cant satisfy.
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like an imagination.
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like a dream.
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