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:

House of addicts

I saw them once, sitting round a T.V.
Like a fire, warming the company
They sat and talked and drank and smoked
Then one said, 'hey man, how bout some coke?'
As he sat wide eyed, I will never forget
How he always looked like he had just wept
But one thing was so sure in his head
If he didn't get a hit, he'd rather be dead.
The word he spoke seemed so familiar
to his vocabulary, and everyone else's was similar
so with nods of recognition they all hummed a 'yeah'
Then one gave the coke-head a toke, just to get rid of his longing stare.

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