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:

Band Camp

sweaty bodies and achy feet
tired arms and sunburns turning into tans
crazy moments and side-splitting laughter
random water ballon fights and marching drill
until it becomes memory
looking forward to weird jokes that came from
nowhere and long bumpy busrides
freezing at football games and stressing over competitions and how we'll get our homework done
wednsday night practice
sadness about the last show of year and
memories that last forever
thats what band camps about

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