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:


I am out of practice
and scratchy
but as I pick you up
Your still gleaming
I strum a few out of tune
and tilt you down
Miss the tune and
Making everyone
but you feel
As a old friend
Might feel
One Ive had a bit to many fights with
That doesn't matter though
As I rip through
Slow songs
and drag through
Fast tunes
On your pathetic
Gleaming self
Littered with music

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