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:

let me be

Let Me Be Me
I'm not a puppet on a string
I'm not a doormat or a thing
I'm not a skivey lapdog too
I'm not a robot shouting at you
I'm not an it who chases around
I'm not an anything i shall stand my ground
Yes it's me i need respect
Have you got the message yet?
I'm only human after all
I need your help when i call
Many times i' ve been ignored
My eyes are hurting tears i've poured
Please take note of me this time
I need to rest is that a crime
I ask much hardley at all
So do me this favour once and for all
Suzie Heather Bowey
Copyright ©2004 Suzie Heather Bowey

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