Well, I was a member of the NASA Academy in 2007 and a perfect fit for the staff position, but, three weeks before I was supposed to fly to california to live there for the summer, Lockheed Martin decided not to hire me due to a DUI I had 8 years ago. Sucky.
Ya, applying to colleges can be a pain in the ass. Honestly, going through the application process for anything is usually pretty sucky. The worst I ever had to deal with was a Lockheed Martin application to be a staff member for the NASA Academy.
I like your poems. But let me offer a tip, if I may. When you're presenting your work to others, you never want to prejudice them beforehand by telling them it's bad. Why would anyone want to read something that even its author says is no good? Such modesty not only rings false, but it's not conducive to a useful reaction. Instead, just say this is a work-in-progress, and I have questions about xxx and yyy; so, what do you think?