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:

Separation Anxiety

Focus on me, I beg
with maneuvering eyes
and long-winded meow's.
Remove the vulnerabilities
we, felines, attempt to hide.
Look at me, I'm frolicking
with the fabric mouse toy
that you brought home.
I'm tossing it, pouncing it, biting it.
Are you pleased?
Oh, I plead my vocals,
friskiness, and feline charm
will distract and delay you
from your morning preparation
of leaving me.
Oh, how I frown and hiss
upon sunrise visits,
blaring alarm clocks,
brewing coffee,
and rattling keys.
Separation soon follows!
I'll be left in silence to wonder:
When are you returning?
Will you return?
and what happens if you don't?
My world dwindles as your extends.

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