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:

Bare Feet

It’s been seven years
Since I walked through shopping centres
In bare feet with nothing but a
Bra under my overalls
And now I don’t like hippies
But you called me from a forest bonfire
In blind faith
And I haven’t seen you for
Seven years
But you still think I’m that girl
Who wants to talk about aliens
When nobody who believes in the bible
Can give me one good reason
Why they believe
Other than blind faith

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