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:


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

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