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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Ooze control

I wake up asleep
and hyped-up
with blood that demands a fix.
Luckily my doctor knows some tricks.
My wife says, "How are you?  You okay?"
I say,  "Just another day:
A little addiction, a little depression
a little mania
a little cyclothymia."
Hot stew in a paper bowl.
All kept under ooze control.
But I'll do fine.
A patch, four cups, a pill.
By the time I...("Hey kids!")...get to work...
("Hey kids!  Hey!  Lemme through!  That's mine!")
I'm off.
Bye all!  See you today!
Soon, I'll be as normal as you.
Awake, calm, no crazy gleam.
With my caffein,
my nicotine,
and my carbomazepine.

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