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:

street rhyme

sometimes its nice
to feel your heart beat
the world beat
feel the heat
rushing like the three gorges dam
damn it
look up and lie on your back
then you’re awake
for god’s sake
pull yourself together
sometimes all you can think about
is a kiss
total bliss
yeah, you can reminisce
but it just don’t exist
you get pissed
but chill out
you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around
cuz that's what its all about.

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