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:

(FOTO Friday 5) The Cheeky Boys

We are the cheeky boys
but we always pack some socks
'cos beneath our cheeky leotards
we've cheeky little cocks.
We hang about in closets
with big magnets to attract
dear Onky's band of brothers
when imaginations lack.
Our names are Sid and Nobby
and we cruise in blue and red
But just our luck near every Chuck
repulses us in bed.
Yet still we keep on looking
like two garish clockwork toys
and one day in your wardobe
you may find some cheeky boys.

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