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:


A shabby gold lame' scarf
was tied at her throat
into an impeccable bow.
"It never hurts to look
as good as you can,"
She deluded herself,
for She was fat and trashy.
An easy take
if someone wanted her.
The more She was wanted,
the easier She was;
the less She was wanted
the easier She was;
there was no middle ground
for her.  "The scarf is pretty."
The boss had said,
while bending closer to examine
the cotton thread showing through
the tarnished lame'.
She thought
"It's the same with my life,
but it only takes a little lame'
(tarnished or not)
to cover a hell-of-a-lot of cotton."
She perked up at that thought...

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