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:

The Serpent's Sympathy

t                 u                p              c
  h                n                o              o
     e               d                i                u
                        e               s                r  
     g                   r               o                s
    a                                      n              i
   t                     v                               n
  e                     e                 s            g
                        n                 t
     o                  o               r                 y
       p                  m             e                 o
         e                                  a                 u
            n                i               m                 r
              s                n                l
                                  j                i                p    
              a                   e              n                  a
             t                    c              e                     n
                                 t             s                          i
            y                  i                  unhindered         c
           o                  n                                             k
          u                  g                                                i
         r                       fangs                                        n
           resistance                                                          g
.                               necrosis erupts at the bite site
                                 pain to infest and ingest
                                  dizziness and nausea overwhelms
                                   and numbs you in spiraling distress
you  c
                           like an unhinged door, your body is done for
                             with dimming vision and death so near
                               you watch as the snake slithers by
                             tongue darting like your quivering eye
                                in spite of the serpent’s sympathy
                                                  you do
                                                 no doubt

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