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:

my first good ass kicking
unknown

on my bicycle
 1
in the middle
 2
of the night
 3
with the
 4
headphones
 5
blaring.
 6
 
 
i hit
 7
a red.
 8
 
 
a car
 9
honks
 10
behind me.
 11
 
 
some drunk seniors
 12
flipping me off,
 13
yelling
 14
get off the road
 15
fag!
 16
 
 
i don't know
 17
if its because
 18
metallica's
 19
enter sandman is on
 20
or what, but
 21
i flip them off
 22
and
 23
growl
 24
fuck you!
 25
 
 
it flashes
 26
green.
 27
 
 
i
 28
sprint.
 29
 
 
they
 30
follow.
 31
 
 
i jump
 32
the curb and
 33
gun it
 34
into a
 35
neighborhood.
 36
 
 
they
 37
run me
 38
down.
 39
 
 
i dump it
 40
in a
 41
driveway.
 42
 
 
heath klatt
 43
barrels out.
 44
 
 
i execute
 45
a spinning
 46
roundhouse
 47
from my
 48
youth
 49
tae kwon do
 50
days
 51
and
 52
 
 
miss
 53
by a mile.
 54
 
 
his fists
 55
jack my face
 56
like a hundred
 57
hell-bent hammers
 58
until some chick
 59
in the backseat
 60
pleads
 61
stop!
 62
 
 
they burn
 63
rubber.
 64
 
 
i coast home
 65
with the taste
 66
of blood
 67
down the back
 68
of my throat
 69
 
 
and
 70
 
 
renew my vow
 71
to swear off
 72
people
 73
for good.
 74

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