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:

instead
william

After you,
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I thought I'd always be a sucker for the smell
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of smoke and girls with tiny mouths but that was
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before she sat down near me with her hair
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up and neck exposed to me and I
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can tell she doesn't smoke but see she has
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a small mouth and a small back and a now I
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with my fingertips are grazing up her spine
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as we dance around that empty place that we
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are moving into her wrists draped around
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my neck and she is leaning back and I
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trace my hands along her spine until they brush
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their heels against her shoulders and I see
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the ridges of her neckbone when my eyes
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follow down her arms are like a sling
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around my neck and she is slung in mine
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like in a sling around her as we sway
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looking in her eyes are like her ears
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small and I kissing below them know
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I'll always be a sucker for the smell
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of freshly painted rooms
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and girls with tiny mouths.
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