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:

A Religiously Painful Experience
Pobob

I asked a Baptist preacher about pain.
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He told me, “Just believe and it will disappear.”
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Then he showed me his collection plate.
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I asked a catholic priest about pain.
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He suggested, “K-Y.”
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Then he asked if I would like to step into his confessional.
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I asked a Buddhist monk about pain.
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He said, “Pain is an illusion.”
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Then he beat the crap out of me to prove his point.
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