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:

bologna
Inuki

you're nothing but
 1
finely ground sausage
 2
and turbulent, greasy lard.
 3
 
 
baloney, a minced oath
 4
composed of lies.
 5
 
 
commonest of american cold cuts,
 6
you come in uniform slices
 7
pre-cut in the package.
 8
 
 
does it feel nice
 9
to know they're singing
 10
praises after your name,
 11
when it's a song as base
 12
as an oscar mayer jingle?
 13
 
 
you rely on mashed potatoes
 14
to imitate pigs in blanket,
 15
but even then
 16
your ways are irrevocably backwards.
 17
 
 
i hope you screamed in agony
 18
when you were locked away
 19
in that acidic chamber
 20
to be pickled in vulgar vinegar
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and prickling pickling spices.
 22
 
 
a frankenstein monster
 23
of lowly scraps of meat cuts,
 24
even the city
 25
from which you derive your title
 26
is ruled by legal clap-trap.
 27
 
 
remove those classy letters
 28
from your name
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you do not deserve them;
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you will always be baloney.
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