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 one's for Danny

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

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