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:

My Summer Vacation

What I did on my summer vacation
I did nothing
being only nine years old
My parents made me
do this and that
and dragged me
here and there
But being only
nine years of age
I would have chose
had they gave
me the option
to play in the yard
and with the hose
even though
we're having a drought
and I've been told
for the very last time
to stop
wasting water
We're having a drought
And rode my bike
and went to Mike's
and thrown a turtle
against the garage
and went too far
way out back
and jumped down
from someplace
too high up
and broke a window
and had a cup
of soda
right before dinner
I am only nine years old
and I never
not even once
have gotten to do
what I want
during my summer vacation.

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