poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

My Affirmation
Nostalgia

I feel frozen to the point of inactivity
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Born from the fear that an attempt at productivity
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will result in an affirmation of my incompetence
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in anything virtuous.
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Maybe I should choose to see it as
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an attempt of my brilliant mind
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to sabotage my potentially brilliant achievements
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flowing from my brilliant ideas.
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I've decided
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To get up
 10
Swirl my hair
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Put away my shoes
 12
Order my table
 13
Clean my stove
 14
Read my energy literature
 15
Mark exercise 2
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And should my quiet hope be interrupted
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I'll have a quick bath
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And continue whatever should follow
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with positivity
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Tonight, Tomorrow
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Forever
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