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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

always close to a field
unknown

I kept saying, “I want to go home,”
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but I couldn’t because my past
 2
was uncomfortable. Every thought
 3
of home brought a flashback, ruining home:
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On a bus to a debate tournament
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talking about the Federalist Papers
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and how important virtue is
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and how America is no longer virtuous,
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while he pretended to be busy
 9
texting someone he wasn’t meant for.
 10
 
 
On a field trip with her head
 11
on his shoulder inventing pasts
 12
of the people in Harvard Square.
 13
They didn’t kiss that day,
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and they didn’t talk again.
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On a stonewall in Antietam
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as a group said ‘hallowed ground,’
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dad texted saying
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the same -sighwalk
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across the Stone Bridge
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see dad pointing
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at his watch - wasting time:
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Only so many opportunities
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to see how Union is won.
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