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:

fleeting blues

sometimes i feel like killing myself.
last week my cat hugged me,
i cut class to play silly mini golf
and ate satay chicken noodles
with my best friend, on a man made pier.
my brother dislocated his right ring finger,
i missed two hours of work and bailed out on my friend's twenty first birthday celebration
(everybody thinks i give weak excuses)
next week, i am contemplating examinations
and in a month or two, white hairs will account for that.
in the meantime,
my thumb aches and i am nursing a headache,
work pays me a measly $14.36 per hour
and i am over forty grand in debt.
tax returns are around the corner,
the holidays are eleven 24-hours away and
i guess it ain't that bad.

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