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:

Christmas Murder Play

Piled out of pub,
lined up like swine,
twitch itchy trouser legs,
shouting at girls for show.
"Peg, Dawn, Vicky."
Fag stuck to lips,
brains made of sticky dough.
Each bitch
mercilessly togged,
pelmet skirt up to arse.
Is there life on Mars?
And do we have to log in?
"Its Fuckin' snowin',
worra sight,
on fuckin' Crimbo day.
Hoo fuckin' ray
you total gob shite."
A sudden bolt of lightening
blew boys and bimbos
clean away.
I surveyed my smoking finger.
as snowflakes sizzled
in white hot heat.
Father Christmas applauded
from the roof top,
while swallowing whiskey
70% proof, neat.
I left my seat ,
walked home
through drizzling rain.

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