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:

Tickets please

TICKETS PLEASEeeeeeeeeeee …………..
I’m at the station its quarter to nine “hurry” “hurry”
The train is waiting on the line
People rushing pushing past
They really are moving fast
I have to get inside the train
My feet are really feeling the strain
Inside the train it is so packed
I feel so tired really whacked
I want a seat but there isn’t any
Seats a few people too many
I have to stand I have no choice
But then I hear a strange man’s  voice
Where is my ticket shit what have I done
I can not find it my bag is undone
I start to panic I feel so hot
Where is my ticket silly I’m not
People are staring let me be
This could only happen to me
My bag has been emptied all over the floor
I cannot take this anymore
I  have it my ticket is here
Stuck to my hairbrush covered in hair
The train is going down the line
The time is now quarter past nine
I hope I enjoy the rest of the day
Relax at last I’m on my way
Suzie                                         2000

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