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:

So get this
kendell

I'm having my hair cut the other day,
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they charge nine pound
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fifty; when it’s all done
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I hand over a tenner.
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The guy who’s cut my hair
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puts the note in the till
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then takes out a fifty pence piece
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that he puts in his pocket, I ask
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what he’s doing and he says
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it’s for cutting my hair,
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I ask what the rest of the money
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paid for, he asks if I’m unhappy
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with the haircut, I tell him
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the haircut's fine it’s just
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that he’s pocketed my change –
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this exchange goes on and while
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we’re talking it’s as if I can hear
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the faint sound of canned laughter.
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