poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

daddy was a bauer
unknown

when i was a boy
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a poet lived under my bed
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and whenever i began to
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write he would constantly
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squeal and snort.
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anything i would do
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he would remain
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unsatisfied; bore
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me with his biro.
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tear me like i was
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a piece of paper.
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when i was young
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i would sing nursery
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rhymes to sleep
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and whenever he
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came home
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i would yellow
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all my sheets.
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