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:

scrubbing down to the subconscious
unknown

submersed under
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the endlessly flowing stream,
 2
my mind wandered down the drain
 3
and i thought:
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                isn't life ironic;
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                how life can make you
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                want to die;
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                how a pygmy ellipse
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                of playfully white molecules
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                can tyrannize.
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and then i thought of that
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boy of thirteen years,
 12
who already knew these truths -
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                                                   - all too well.
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as i pulled myself out
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from the relentless rain,
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i hadn't even noticed that
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the lucid water had been salted;
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                                                     tears mixed
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                                                     with cleanliness
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                and childless feet stood
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                upon the
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                                      linoleum floor.
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