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:

Get Your Kicks

On the way to getting off the exit ramp
    to go on highway 512 or 95, or some random highway with some random name
but not route 66 because I would've known by the nagging tone that
would drone in my head for hours,
at one quick glance at a road sign with the said marking.
But anyway,
so yes,
as we were getting off,
or getting on..
some highway, I saw some girl
in a car
that was brown..
....or maybe white.
and usually I wouldn't remember her hair colour..
but it was bright red with a hint of purple at the ends.
She was singing and singing to some song on some station..
and I looked and knew,
(i just KNEW)
I wanted to be her ohsobad!!
Not for the car
or for the song on the station
for the cigarette
placed gingerly between her lips.

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