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:

Last Train into New York
pinwheel

Sometimes I want to jump onto
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the last train to New York
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and leave this little town behind,
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Sometimes I want to get lost
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walking through Central Park
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maybe see the penquins in the zoo,
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Sometimes I want to walk
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into F.A.O Schwartz
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and remember being a kid.
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Oh, I'm walking down Broadway
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trying to keep my head held high,
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but all of these lights are
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drowning out the sky
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Don't know what to make of it?
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Neither do I.
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Oh, I'm standing at the bottom
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of the Empire State Building
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remembering how small I am
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all of the sounds are drowning
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out the songs I'm singing in my head
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please tell me, where am i?
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Sometimes I want to jump
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in front of the last train to New York.
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