poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

[V] In your dorm room, I play innocent
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empty aluminum cans of cheap
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beer, half-smoked cigarettes
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spilling out of ashtrays
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everywhere; pretty gold and red
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condoms lie in piles
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next to the stack of
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fancy coasters everyone
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forgot to use. waking
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in the middle of the morning
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you step over me
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to get to the bathroom
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where you held my hair
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the night before. I open
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my eyes to find you staring
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down at me with the same
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red-glazed gaze that I'm staring
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up at you with, except my eyes
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have mascara running off of them.
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You never let me
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put it on you last night,
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even in your drunkenness
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you had to play the man.
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