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:

Love Child
albeej

She was the consequence of lust
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In a cheap room over a bar.
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He remembered as though it were
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yesterday. Her naive mother
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Was only nineteen and single
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At the time; him? He was married,
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Separated and twenty-eight.
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Below, in the bar, the jukebox
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Was blaring an instrumental
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Whose deep, bass guitar synchronized
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with every copulating thrust.
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The tune ended before the sex
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And climaxed with a gestation
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To Diana Ross’s “Love Child.”
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