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:

The African American experience

The African American experience
Is something you haven't experienced
If you haven't experienced
the vast variance of ignorance
Simplicity beckons pity
You get no pity because were in a city
That thinks ethnicity reduces credibility
All your imbecility does is induce negativity
and abuse humanity
I will refute your view of my futility
By teaching the youth the truth of human misery
Teach  the youth not to be phased
Look straight and never lower there gaze
Look you dead in the face
And remind you of the days
they would be dead
if they looked you straight in the face
Arab Americans I understand what your going through
Just understand that what your going through
is what were going through
What we've always went through
and what we're always going to go through
So welcome to the circle of Hate and Rage
Where hate is given to a race
and that hate is transmitted into rage
and repaid in ways
that make a race the Motive
For a slogan like crime doesn't pay
I'm prejudged, hated, resented , underestimated every single day
My life isn't easy
But you know what
I wouldn't have it any other way

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