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:

Happy Thanksgiving
albeej

It's time for Tom to lose his wattled head.
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He's designated martyr for the feast.
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We pluck him naked and stuff him with bread
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Then roast his hapless carcass whole or pieced.
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We carve, dismember, separate his flesh
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and pile it high upon a festive plate.
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Oh, Butterball you juicy thing, so fresh
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and tasty, every bite is simply great.
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Although we never heard him gobble
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without a head he cannot demonstrate.
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A turkeys future cannot be squabbled
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his life is brief and predetermined fate.
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Without a turkey there's no misgiving
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there would not be a Happy Thanksgiving.
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