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:

dear old comedian

Dear old comedian
They sit with the pulsing anticipation
Every time the dilapidated
Comedian takes the stage wearing a wry smile.
Rustles of the mice beneath the stage,
An electric fan fumbling in its orbit,
They are waiting to laugh at gestures,
Thinking every little utterance is joke,
Your sentence will end with a tagline,
Something to play and roll in happy humor.
So when you say: “I no longer can chuckle
Even at the cracked mirror!”
They claps and whispers about other days of laugh.
You say that you have buried
Your remains long ago, under a mild stone.
Then, all they think while grinning  
Is that you have spent your jokes.

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