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:

Current Bother UK

It rains, and then it shines.
Life intermittently parodies the errant weather,
A postcode once reputable
is shown for what it is
ripe for re-development and subletting.
Never knowing our neighbours !
At 4.30 am the dispossed can even be heard
talking to themselves in the unlit streets.
Secured turnstile Rail Stations are under-utilised
as the morning Daily Telegraph readership
dries up into the groaning middle aged unemployed.
Life is changing so fast for those lucky to work - flashes
Globalisation, action plans, micro management.
We are seemingly chained and dis-orientated
and our Youth are lost
to a sea of viral exhortation -
fans of Reality TV
flounce around as bandana Rioters.
The economics for under-graduate self - improvers
dangles debt and dissolution whilst
the tax payers en masse
unquestionably finance the re-militarisation
of UK Gun boat diplomacy,
which our Eton Master
presumes "We the Unspoken"
are the willing moral heirs to this affront.

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