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:

Johnny vs Dick

“The Buddha would have attained it-
enlightenment, clarity, jokes!
If he’d only simply admitted...
that nirvana stuff was a hoax!”
said Johnny.
“The Father could have permitted
on the third day The Son to rerise.
Which side of the bed did He wake on?
Jesus, that kid spoiled my suprise!”
said Johnny.
“Mohammed should have eaten pork.
(Just hidden it under his sheet!)
But you know him- his levitican slant…
He just liked the other white meat!”
said Johnny.
One hand in a bag of cashews
Mohammed sat there on a rock.
Shall I become Poet or Profit?
Good Friends or a Big Fluffy Flock?
Johnny Carson and Dick Van Dyke
tried out for The Dick Van Dyke Show.
McMen's stale chuckles killed one.
But the other kissed Mary
often and slow.

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