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:

Roshambo
sixtywatt

I threw rock. You threw a rock.
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I threw scissors. You threw a scissors.
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Like a tight-swallowed chess board,
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a gentle Midwestern breeze
 4
made it fall
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to an unkindly bishop, funny hat and all-
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reading for juice,
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against the teachings of
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Marked for Better Things,
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a muscle-bound stallion,
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slathered in French soap
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and expectation,
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until his lesser-known
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jockey needed to lose two pounds
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sterling, at the blackjack table.
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The dealer went home
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and bought a lottery ticket
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He tells his wife
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when they finally hit it,
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They'll buy a horse
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and call it Roshambo.
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