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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Random Poem:

there's a porsche on your dick but you drive a fucking kia

like a well oiled piston
i ascend and descend
without delay.
eyes locked on me
for once
he smiles proudly
as if he is experiencing
the pinnacle of German
sometimes i act possessed
go from angel to addict
in six seconds or less
which usually motivates
his hands to smooth my hair
with a tenderness
rarely expressed and
guarantee a twenty on the dresser
before i rinse.
nothing to unconvince me
he always likes me more
when i am silent.

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