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!

Random Poem:

Monsoon to Home (Nam)

Rain rain go away,
come again some other day.
Down pour I’m soaking wet.
Hope someday to be a vet.
C-rations’ can of peaches.
Using cigarettes to remove the leeches.
Stainless steel Zippo lighters.
Firestarter of American fighters.
Soggy boots feel like sponges.
Germs, bacteria, and lots of fungus.
Merging foot and jungle rot.
Smoking reefer, real good pot.
Other guys drink cans of beer.
Another way to fight the fear.
Listening posts and fire teams.
Bad luck getting lima beans.
Getting letters from the world.
Friends, family, and my girl.
Love packages just one fear.
Them being ransaked in the rear.
Air Force, Navy, Army green.
Americans, Aussies, Rock Marines.
“Free at last, free at last.”
Forearm cuts from jungle grass.
Home, home where the buffalo roam.
Dabbing cuts with mercurachrome.
68 was the Tet Offensive.
69 short and apprehensive.
1970 I’m finally home.
Consider this the end of the poem.

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