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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Faking It
duffyj83

I smiled shyly
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through teeth and breath
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at your upheaval-
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your retrieval
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What was it you sought?
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Was it my face?
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The pillowcase?
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With a sexless grin,
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"a win",
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left hand
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up my shirt,
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right hand charmlessly tracing
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the buttons on my skirt,
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Egotistically suggesting
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that it could actually hurt.
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