poetry critical

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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:

Civies
Accuracy0331

Walk down the street
 1
A haircut giving you away
 2
"Thanks for your service"
 3
 
 
Those common hollow words
 4
From a fake smile
 5
I don't take their hand
 6
As i shake my head with a sigh
 7
MY voice coming out scratchy
 8
 
 
"Your yellow ribbons and flag pins"
 9
"Where were they in 2000?"
 10
"No where, you didn't give a shit"
 11
"About me or my boys"
 12
 
 
Civies, the mob
 13
Like cattle they follow one
 14
Then another
 15
 
 
My blood boils over
 16
"It wasn't acceptable at that time."
 17
Not acceptable to show pride?
 18
Not acceptable to support troops?
 19
To honor those who fought for you?
 20
 
 
Take your hand shake
 21
Your yellow ribbons
 22
Your flags
 23
And forget about me
 24
We are not a breed for the popular
 25
Those glory hounds die by the first month
 26
We are the breed who fight
 27
And kill
 28
 
 
Yes we kill
 29
Good and bad alike
 30
We don't fight for you
 31
We don't fight for your bullshit speeches
 32
 
 
We fight for each other
 33
For those who fight with us
 34
The last of that dying breed
 35
A breed far and gone
 36
 
 
So take off those cute little car magnets
 37
Take off those fucking fake smiles
 38
Ten years ago you would have never known
 39
Never cared that I existed at all.
 40

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