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:

Harvard Girl
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i hate being pasty, she said.
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don't want to be a ghost.
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unperfused. bland.
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i want to be bronze and
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glowing. luminous.  not jaundiced
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or tarred.   Exotic
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but without any baggage.  
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so that i am craved as being different
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but not too different. Nuanced.
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Caucasian still
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just with a hint of color
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but not enough to be
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a colored girl.
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