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:

I am a Rhetorical Question

I know you think
I'm such a nuisance
I think you know
I know I'm ugly
And what do you do?
You agree with me.
Well thanks a lot.
I did want to hear the truth
After all.
An honest answer
Good or bad
Is the ideal answer, right?
What's up?
Nothing?  Well, that figures.
Because you do not
Want me to
Know what is really happening.
Well you're so contradictory.
Why do you do this?
Oh, that's right, because
You agreed with the unattractive girl.
Do you respect me?
Need you tell me your answer?
What is the definition of a rhetorical question?
Please do not answer
Because I already know.

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