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:

I'll Never Use Drugs In The Fall.

I'll never use drugs in the Fall,
if I ever use drugs at all.
Correct me if I'm wrong,
don't you do drugs
so that everything will be
significantly more beautiful?
The tramps,
and evenings?
The kids trudging around the halls,
high as a kite,
can't see that this Fall
is as beautiful as can be already.
I suck it all in
through a straw
and through and telescope,
I, for once, am grateful
as I'm breathing out steam.
On the other hand,
those kids from the halls
doors closed -
shades drawn -
too tired to be as high as I am.
And they're breathing out smoke.

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