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:

Explanation required

10 years
And still I don't fucking understand.
You Snarl at static comments,
Claw at silent gestures,
Chew at molehills that are mountains.
Just because it conflicts.
Because they're there.
Just because.
Osama has nothing on you.
APL statements
Meant to maim, not kill.
Precision bombing US style.
Duplicity and bear trap
In every word.  
Come on in the water's warm,
Just watch for the piranhas.
30 years could pass.
My comments muzzled and gestures clipped;
Molehills ploughed flat.
And still your tongue will lash,
Your brow will furrow and the
Manure shall be dispersed liberally.
I'll still love you,
I just won't fucking understand.

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