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:


Cease and desist!
The white flag flies
o you, the unseasoned adolescent.
MSN mumblers, congratulations
on you sluggish perseverance,
if at all.
Hope that your hearing me. . .
Really, 14 whole inches?
About as inspiring as your spelling.
Answer to droned requests
that you’ve spouted off to a million girls before me.
But I’ve got to wonder . . .
You really think that
a              s             l
Says one damn thing about me?
About anyone?
Sorry boys,
hold on to your keyboards.
Knot tied sneakers hang from your lifelines
on the block where I live.
The frat boys pass cringing
at the huddled homeless,
in the slums of Beverly Hills.
Waving shyly as we scurry past.
I’m far more than you wanted.
A no bullshit bang to bite at your cuticles.
But if only,  Only ONCE
somebody asked for     a
favorite gum drop dash
wildest dream dash
life story,
I’d pass out here,
wake up and drop my virtual undies
for Wonder boy.
Fourteen whole inches just cant satisfy.
like an imagination.
like a dream.

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