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:

Talking in the Real World

I’m glad drugs
are more important to me than you
and your potty mouthed whores
holding your dick close to their hearts.
I might not give good head
but I sure as hell
hog the bed better then they do.
And where’s the love you promised
to replace my powder
that you used by the kitchen sink.
I used to draw pictures of flowers
and give them to people
who meant something to me.
But now I’m aging cheaply
and you never got one.
Perhaps music really will save us all
but until then pay my tab,
I’m not drunk enough to leave,
but I sure as hell am empty enough for you.

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