poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

We Only Know how to Live Cliche
TPTNW

Lip-gloss
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       smeared on
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             a beer bottle
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               Both hands
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             tightly
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           clutch the throttle
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        Another packed parking lot
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     another drunken fight
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   Jim got mad at Jack
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  Jack pulled out a knife.
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Her entire emotional capacity is written on the
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   the bathroom wall
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     His dreams lie under his hood
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       their hearts pump to the rhythm of sloppy  
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          techno mixed in with a hip-hop beat
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               to make them feel real
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                   remind them they run the streets
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               If Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch
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               some water
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               Then J and Illian went into the janitor's
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               closet for a quickie.
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Lip-gloss smeared on a beer bottle
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Another girl pretending she loves a man
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Another boy finding manhood in beer-pong titles
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Welcome to teenage waste land.
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