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:

Almost a Cartoon Story

Things go a lot differently in my head
see, in my head, i come soaring in on my
cloud of authority
wearing my
boy kicking shoes
my muscles flexed, my eyebrows scrunched down
as if to say, " i could crush you"
and then
i land in front of you
like a powerpuff girl or mighty mouse
and there you are, stunned
and i say
        you and me
                       dont mesh
                       dont get me started.
        Get out of the way"
In reality,
im just the kid
sitting in front of the TV
watching the cartoon,
not sure what happens next.

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