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:

straight up nails aren't as cool and i just want to make my title longer than a red letter

this isn't about Jesus
should it be?
i'm actually donating it to a certain boy
who goes by unknown
we all know him–
dangit, darnit, dammit
i don't know their dogs name
should i?
this is going to screw up the color scheme,
theme, i'm tho tho thorry...
puppies like rust, right?
last time i was in Home Depot
i asked where the old nails were.
"you know, the nails used in coffins
back when Dracula dropped it like it was hot"
the dude holding a shower rod
looked at me funny
so i did it back
like he was weird.
that rod was weird
showers are super weird....
anyways, i left with a pack of mentos
because they don't belong there
do i always have to put things back where they go?

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