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:

A New Era

Day after day we serve
Our men who come home from work
Demanding that’s what they deserve
Not bothering to realize we are overworked
Coarse hands sew their clothes
Tired backs strain to tuck the children in bed
Try to lie down for a few minutes to doze
Only to get yelled at instead
To finish the cooking
To wash the plates
To do whatever our men dictate
If we try to speak up
What a beating we’d receive
What are the men hoping to achieve?
They silence us and treat us like slaves
Making sure we don’t misbehave
But now they have gone off to war
And we have realized this can go on no more
We have rallied together
We have started campaigns
We will free ourselves from these chains
We women are as capable as men
There is no reason to be silenced again
We will fight for our rights
For countless days and nights
And not give up until something is done
A new era has begun

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