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:

Witch's Brew

Around and 'round the witch did stir
her brew of newts and fuzzy fur.
She added lizard claws and mice
and, to the mix, she dashed some spice.
A steamy vapor wafted in view
the likes of which would poison you.
The witch's cackle could be heard
as chants of magic she bestirred.
An evil presence, she now stood
awaiting children from the 'hood.
The trick or treaters she would rule...
just drink her brew and you're a fool.
An unsuspecting girl was first;
she took a cup to quench her thirst.
She shook and quivered, jumped and spat
and, in a wink, she was a cat.
As witch's cat, she prowled the door
to lure in hoards of kids galore.
A bump in the night, adults did hear
as child after child did disappear.
The rays of first sun came into view
with only the sound of cats...mew, mew.
Be careful and safe on Halloween;
be sure to inspect all treats you glean!

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