poetry critical

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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:

Tribute
aforbing

You made videos I was ashamed to watch
 1
Girls on Film
 2
Wrote lyrics I was embarrassed to utter
 3
Hungry Like the Wolf
 4
Songs that made me cry for yesterday
 5
Ordinary World
 6
Soundtracks that made the movie
 7
View to a Kill
 8
 
 
You made me yearn for a
 9
New Moon on Monday
 10
Took me to outer space and back again
 11
Planet Earth
 12
Places I only dreamed of
 13
Rio
 14
Tracks that made me scream in repetition
 15
Notorious
 16
 
 
They called you kiddie pop
 17
       Candy rock
 18
Brainless mind fodder
 19
       Disposable fluff
 20
They wanted to write you off
 21
       Called you forgettable
 22
They tried to break you
 23
       They’re bound to try again.
 24
 
 
They never realized
 25
       Michael would go to prison,
 26
Weren’t surprised when Jerry overdosed
 27
       Hutchence committed suicide,
 28
Never knew Joey would be taken too soon,
 29
man in black would meet his maker.
 30
 
 
They never thought that almost 25 years later
 31
The boys of Birmingham would still be
 32
“calling on their way back from the fire”
 33
Don’t count them out—
 34
Wild Boys always SHINE.
 35

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