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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

3:30
HandsomeHerb

I am standing
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by the microwave
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waiting.
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The TV dinner is still cooking.
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3:19
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With no other means
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of wasting time,
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I rearrange
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some plastic cups.
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2:09
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To hold me over,
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I eat some chips.
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They're crunchy
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good with salsa.
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1:05
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Gripping
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the glossy black handle in my fingers,
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gazing
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in the microwave window.
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0:29
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Three minutes.
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And thirty seconds.
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Of my existence.
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Were spent waiting
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for a radiating cube to beep.
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I stand still.
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The neon
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moving numbers
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on my microwave
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don't.
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This macaroni
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does not look nearly as good
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as it did
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on the box.
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0:00
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