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:

Let's smash some taboos!

Let's play Mummies and Daddies.
We don't need a Mummy-
she's never at home.
Says she goes out for a drink
even though the tap's full of water.
You three can play the Daddies.
Doesn't matter which one is real.
Mummy says she'll tell me when I'm older
(but I think she's still deciding).
You can play the little brother
that I look after
like a big girl Mummy says.
When I'm too busy,
you can just pretend to watch the telly.
You can play...
I don't know if she's a half-sister
or one of the Daddies' girlfriends.
(She's very pretty.)
Sorry, you'll have to keep
changing who you are.
We don't have enough people
to play all the boys
she plays with in her room.
Oh! You can be mad old Granny!
She's very funny,
waving her vegetable peeler
at the black, "terrorist" she calls him,
across the street.
But I don't want to play me
'cause I don't like the games
Uncle likes me to play
and the ugly-looking photos he takes
to remember the games by.
Oo! Can I play Rover?
I feel like pretending
to be happy.

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