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:

the job

the job is not difficult,
but it robs us
of soul and time,
and gives very little
in return.
then the wife and kid
chip away at us subtly,
and at times
we are ashamed of that,
its true.
maybe you find a second alone
to grab yourself
and think of an ex,
or some tall giraffe
from the grocery aisle,
you're half hard,
half lived,
and you
know it.

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