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:

familiar bloodscent.
Aziel

choking on that scent
 1
hidden behind your ear
 2
sweet, smoky potpourri,
 3
disarmingly delicious,
 4
it enveloped my senses
 5
and sent it to me
 6
with a two cent stamp
 7
three weeks later
 8
 
 
my untied sneakers
 9
still dangle
 10
from barked harshness
 11
while fanatical endeavors
 12
based on withered memory
 13
leave me with
 14
ashy, knobby knees
 15
that your moist lipped kisses
 16
can no longer cure
 17
 
 
those very sneakers
 18
had slammed against gravel
 19
running full speed into
 20
the stinging understanding
 21
of what was
 22
and
 23
what will be
 24
 
 
i used to enjoy
 25
every snicker
 26
the embers now consume,
 27
now angry, hushed,
 28
the taste of breath
 29
against pressured tongues
 30
is the icing on the cake
 31
though the writing on the wall
 32
will always be the cherry
 33
taunting me,
 34
on the verge of bullying
 35
 
 
i took it personally
 36
delving into myself
 37
for the strength you took with you
 38
while parts of me harangued
 39
for retribution
 40
 
 
inhale
 41
exhale
 42
rinse, repeat until the obsession subsides
 43

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