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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

647-8941, Lola.

Her body’s burning as she’s twisting
to the beat, beat, beat, b-beat, of the drums.
And her lollypop lips shimmer with sparkles,
from the lip-gloss that cost 9.99.
And she’ll shimmy her chest,
          and wiggle her hips,
to her cherry laden drink,
          and mystery man in the corner.
Bar room princess,
barstool; her throne,
Throwing back Shirley Temples, and unbuttoning her butterfly shirt.
Someone whispered to me, trying to be polite,
                   “Who is that girl with the candy-like lips?”
I laughed, and hooted as she did another twist of her hips.
                  “Check the men’s bathroom, 2nd stall to the last,
                  They say her name’s Lola, and if you want a good time

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