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:

Last Train into New York

Sometimes I want to jump onto
the last train to New York
and leave this little town behind,
Sometimes I want to get lost
walking through Central Park
maybe see the penquins in the zoo,
Sometimes I want to walk
into F.A.O Schwartz
and remember being a kid.
Oh, I'm walking down Broadway
trying to keep my head held high,
but all of these lights are
drowning out the sky
Don't know what to make of it?
Neither do I.
Oh, I'm standing at the bottom
of the Empire State Building
remembering how small I am
all of the sounds are drowning
out the songs I'm singing in my head
please tell me, where am i?
Sometimes I want to jump
in front of the last train to New York.

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