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:

raping the why

and that is the image of
the pavement rolling over
your supine body.
squeezing the squeeze right
out from under you.
licking your toes with exactness,
with precise precision,
cutting your flowers from their
stupid little heads
as I roll like a dog over
your stone dead body.
and yet you think to think,
so as to love with
impunity; to rationalize hope
and all disorder
but still you decay exponentially,
the rate climbing up the y
and all questions lead to questions
spooning red-tape,
after fucking it to tatters,
as piggy little eyes fuck the bacon
right off your soul,
and in return you have a smile
that you stole off your
all hail.

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