poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

This one's for Danny
Crayon

your girlfriend thinks
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        (you're like her)
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but we know better, friend
 3
 
 
from the way you breathe her
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she lights you like a fire
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squealing           in your
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           (like a pig)
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hands as you
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               throw
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              her
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           tumbling
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        down the stairs
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her matchstick limbs
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sparking
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        (as you eat her)
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your personal typhoon she's
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got more than just your number
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which she dials
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         (when you degrade her)
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she shapes you with sandpaper
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and because you let her
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kid             she knows you hate her
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            that you want to wear her skin
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            like your own personal leather
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keep your uniform shirt on
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maybe the b u t t o n s will save her
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