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:

maybe the grass really is greener elsewhere

since when does work not equal want,
for i have worked
yet not had what i wanted.
i do not wish to whine,
nor whimper,
or display any form
of ingratitude.
i have just one want.
that someone, whoever they are,
acknowledges me with two
simple little words;
"good work".
to which i'll reply;
"thank you".
And then i can return
to pondering why
kamikaze pilots
wear helmets.

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