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:

déjà vu
lanezfairy

I linger.
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expand,
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obsess
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in an unnatural passion.
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i feed in this fervency,
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of standing in front of the mirror:
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staring myself down.
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hynoticly gazing at
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that young girl with the
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scraggly hair, frizzy
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and a dirty face.
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too bloated for clothes and
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shy in non-seductive ways.
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and yet still the Adrianna Lima-esque
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foriegn, dark hair
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brown-eyed damsel appears
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every now and then.
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before she can blink,
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before she can flaunt she disappears again
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that unkempt and unmolded child,
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despite the illnesses,
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the makeup, the stylists, the designers,
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the supermodel status, what those
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stupid, sickly rich boys whisper to me
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over the sour, fuschia martinis;
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the years of soveriegn societal glamor,
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and yet that disheveled little girl
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   reemerges (constantly)
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