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!

Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

The Grasshopper and the Story
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Long, long ago
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(more like yesterday long ago),
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there was a boy who didn't have
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energy to chase fairy tails. His life
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was perfect as far as standards
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for misery, his parents jumping over
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each other at every little thing,
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screaming, and yelling at the boy,
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telling him he wasn't worth it.
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They did this constantly.
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So usually the boy ran to a field,
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which bloomed with insect life.
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They sprung everywhere
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in blind panic at the presence of
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someone so misguided; hopping, and
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representing the boy's confused nature.
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In this land he became a powerful grass
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stopper, burning at the life that once
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thrived here; an emperor of discarded
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compassion. He pretended that here
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he actually had dignity, for when he
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went home, everything went back
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to its filthy condition.
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With the green blood he gathered, he
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painted the sidewalk with a picture of
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him and his family.
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