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:

dear moonwalkers,

dear moonwalkers,
was made
when our first steps
took us backwards
later came casperthealreadyfriendlyghostcobain who catscreeched
"Idon'tcaremore than any fauxpasfearingfreak"
then he went home and we got slobberexhausted
and "startedtofightwhenthemoneygottightbut(we)justdidn'tcountonthe(jeers)"
some say jesus was crosswoodpathetic cause the lumbersmell sadmemoried him to wonder
"was it better before it all began, when I was a kid with joseph and mary?"
but he knew he had to giveuphisspirit so that it can comedownfromheaven
into "whosoever believeth in him"
so he did.
then he partied back home.
I started partying too.
do any of you?

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