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:


I'm last in line here at the carnival
And the main attractions are looking pretty dull
There's an out of order sign on the bumper cars
And the sun done melted all the wax movie stars
The ticket taker's badge says "Hi, My Name is Mandy"
I can see from here there's flies in all the cotton candy
The elephant ears are severed, black, and bloody
And the clown on stilts is everything but funny
The bearded woman is givin' me the eye
And the wolf faced man is tryin' not to cry
Down here in the freak show, the normal ones are crazy
Down here in the freak show, the normal ones are crazy
The man with two heads is smokin' out back
With a glass eatin' midget and the boy who can't laugh
I tried to stop and greet them but I got snatched aside
By a peg legged sailor caught in a ballroom glide
He didn't say a word just walked me through a door
Where kids in eye patches beat rythyms on the floor
So I used my intuition and put on my top hat
"Ya gotta have a good heart with a moustache like that"
So take your wooden leg and maestro the band
I'm gonna dance the night away with the woman with no hands

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