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:

This Generation

They say skinned knees fix easier than broken hearts
If that's the case, then why do guys keep doing it?
Tears stream from my eyes and my skin is bleeding
Yet their egocentric selves think they are the shit
When we were little, I don't even remember caring
About the way my hair looked or the size of my breasts
So why do girls pay so much for plastic body parts?
It's fake and unconfident, give it a rest
Shopping is usually a fun hobby of mine
Until all people care about now is being rich
"Oh my gosh, I so bought those $400 jeans first"
"Well they look better on me, you stupid bitch"
I can't understand why people care so much
But I don't know what else there is to do
Because all they know is power, good looks, and money
What is this pathetic generation coming to?

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