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!

Random Poem:

Your house has two back doors

Sleepy cats line the walkway
between your house and mine.
By the back gate I usually enter:
when day-light has crept away,
and fires in grates are abating.
I can never quite figure out:
why you have two back doors,
though your gran once told me
that one of them was to let the devil out
For he would scorch it upon his departure.
There is nothing more fulfilling
than eating beans on toast with you,
in the funny little kitchen that your gran
once kept spic and span, up until the time
that the devil came to her and never went away.

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