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:

america the beautiful

Red flaming flares light up the night sky,
Stretched caution tape, and a body out-lined in white.
The burglar’s blue blood stained the pavement black,
They made him kiss the curb and now he wants his teeth back.
Red glowing lips of strange passersby
Kiss whispers, groan spit, and hiss little white lies.
This girl’s blue blood stained the carpet black,
We made her sip our wine and she wants her bra back.
Red shinning faces with businessmen eyes,
Taunt you and hunt you till they turn your skin white.
Their crooked blue blood stained their shiny shoes black.
They sold us this land we love and we want our money back.

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