poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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
speters

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