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!

Random Poem:

a contempory twat

We would watch Corrie then, because it was on.  
We watch it now, but with more conviction.  
We ate burgers and beans on toast,  
before there was Balti with Peshwari Nan  
and the cans were Long Life and Double Diamond,  
not bottles of Becks and cheap Rioja.  
The displacement of these objects  
represent increments of advancement in our chronology.  
The fundamental dynamics of progressive change.  
Your dad smoked Number 10  
because he was a tight fisted old jewbag.  
He avoided the expressions of faint disappointment  
that manifest upon the faces  
of those offered such economical fags.  
by not doing so.  
He was always contemptuous of me  
because I was a twat
but now I’m only an arsehole.

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