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:

When no means not a snowball's chance in hell.

dating you would violate
my personal policy
on office romance
where you openly buy in
to their propaganda, I mock
I only pretend
to be a team player
of all the jobs I've hated
this one has the best paycheck
you react to my independence
as though it's tabled for amendment
day-dreaming ever-afters
as I imagine
stabbing you in the face
with a fork
rockin' the riffs
of a heavy-metal solo
you're strumming
bicycle built for two
I can't hear
imagine me lonely, I am
needy enough
I've witnessed
your savior complex
and I'm the wrong shade
of crazy
you'd never understand
being abandoned
for a good book

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