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:


You made videos I was ashamed to watch
Girls on Film
Wrote lyrics I was embarrassed to utter
Hungry Like the Wolf
Songs that made me cry for yesterday
Ordinary World
Soundtracks that made the movie
View to a Kill
You made me yearn for a
New Moon on Monday
Took me to outer space and back again
Planet Earth
Places I only dreamed of
Tracks that made me scream in repetition
They called you kiddie pop
       Candy rock
Brainless mind fodder
       Disposable fluff
They wanted to write you off
       Called you forgettable
They tried to break you
       They’re bound to try again.
They never realized
       Michael would go to prison,
Weren’t surprised when Jerry overdosed
       Hutchence committed suicide,
Never knew Joey would be taken too soon,
man in black would meet his maker.
They never thought that almost 25 years later
The boys of Birmingham would still be
“calling on their way back from the fire”
Don’t count them out—
Wild Boys always SHINE.

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