poetry critical

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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:

drinking in my father's bar
unknown

i knew
 1
you was joe's son
 2
way you
 3
hold that beer bottle
 4
like you're
 5
making love to it,
 6
says ron
 7
a thin red head
 8
with a toucan
 9
nose.
 10
 
 
shoot pool
 11
like your old man
 12
too?
 13
 
 
nobody
 14
shoots pool
 15
like my dad.
 16
 
 
yea
 17
he's the
 18
best stick around. where
 19
is the old buzzard
 20
tonight?
 21
 
 
don't know
 22
haven't spoken to him
 23
in over a year.
 24
forever really.
 25
 
 
well
 26
he was always
 27
bragin on you
 28
about that bike racing
 29
he was awful
 30
proud.
 31
 
 
yea
 32
i suppose.
 33
 
 
suppose nothing,
 34
he says
 35
and buys us
 36
a shot of black velvet.
 37
 
 
then another.
 38
 
 
then he
 39
turns around
 40
whistles through his fingers
 41
and bellows:
 42
 
 
we got
 43
family tonight
 44
this here's
 45
joe's son.
 46

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