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:

Paint on the Wall
HisPoem

The paint on the wall
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decided to stop being afraid
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the world was shocked
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to hear it speak
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hesitantly at first,
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but then in long angry torrents
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it turned out the paint had plenty to say
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It wasn't long before
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the world beat a path to its door, so to speak
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viral videos,
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good morning America,
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even the tonight show
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or so the paint on the wall dreamed
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that it would be…
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but the truth was,
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when it decided to really do it
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no one even heard it speak
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it tried again,
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raised its voice,
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and spoke in words it was shocked to hear
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and finally someone stopped,
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and stared
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"listen to me!" the paint demanded
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After a shocked silence
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the person began to laugh
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"you're just paint" they said
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and started to walk away
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"Who says?"
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The paint was surprised to hear itself reply,
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"When did you ever hear of paint
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that talked?"
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