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:

rambling catholic

they blessed me in such a way
that when my little baby hands
reached out for the priest's hand
they snapped at me and said, "behave!".
i did as i was told. as any other catholic child would.
pursed my lips, and sat straight.
they even starched my skirt for me.
and i didn't know if i was happy.
i just did.
and the next years were less catholic
than i was. but they still snapped at me
and said, "behave!".
only this time. they had to spank me as well..
but i still didn't know if i was happy.
and finally this moment passed
and i can only recall what was catholic
and i can only hear what was snapped
still i dont know if im happy
but im sure
im ok

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