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:

Recycle
candykid

Boy,
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I love hard.
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Way past the tin of Pepsi,
 3
foot-to-ground
 4
I push and crush.
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I’m all over the place and empty.
 6
 
 
And where are you?
 7
In a star?
 8
In a song?
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I’m screaming your lyric
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all the while hoping you’ll call
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me out of this sticky mess.
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But you don’t.
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And so along with the clinks
 14
of tabs in an empty can
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I give you my heart to mimic
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its chatter
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Its dissonance
 18
 
 
Its emptiness,
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Its rhythm
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It’s sick and clinking
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Behind its cage
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of ribs for miles
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and legs for days
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I have no names,
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but the ones that are
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on my mind.
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