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:

Blue Waffles

You're smart and funny
You're mysterious and moody
you're a friend that's always there
You're someone to help me bear
the heartache and the pain
when life's gone down the drain
I never will forget
the time you wouldn't let
me talk to you
about her being untrue
that's when I knew that you weren't perfect
I knew you could then relate
to me, being in the class of '08
I knew I could talk to you
and that you could help me through
my life and problems I can't seem to leave behind

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