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:

Evil Sebum

Look at the sea bum
Succumb to his sebum.
His pimpled face
Is such a disgrace,
But it's not his fault;
It's sebum assault.
His sebum's depravity
Is of great gravity.
The excessive sebum
Disturbs his cerebrum.
His head and his hands
Are full of sebaceous glands.
They keep exploding
And instantly reloading
So that the sea bum
Remains full of sebum.
He does not love the skin
He is in.
Every day he cries,
But to his surprise,
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
The secretion won't stop!
With less sebum,
He'd be a free bum.

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