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:

a miss right on target

one night
when i was sitting
in my friend's room
a young lady wandered
in and started to
talk to us about nothing
in general
she was a friend
of my friend
and i didn't really
give a shit about
what she had to say
but then she said
she poured beer
down some girl's
cleavage one night
and how she spit
on her foot
this sparked my interest
and i asked if she had missed
and she said as a matter of
fact i did...
i meant to hit the ground
i stopped listening when she
started to talk about her
addiction to sleeping pills
the only reason i listened to
her in the first place
is because i wanted to
write a poem
about how sometimes
missing is better then hitting

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