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:


Today I helped an old lady across
the road. Not that I went across the road
to help her. No!
I just grabbed her arm
and we stepped off the kerb
she was muttering something
that sounded absurd
the cars were all honking
as she dragged her heels
when I jollied her on
she burst into tears
and blubbed that her heart
was terribly frail, and that Ronald,
her youngest, had just gone to jail
then she dropped to the ground with
a panic attack and all I could do
was just drag her on back.
I left her gratefully re-united with
a grumpy old gentleman and went
home to an empty house. Not that *I*
went home with a grumpy old gentleman,
that was her - although I cannot be
absolutely certain - but I definitely
went home to an empty house
that was full of furniture.
Yesterday my wife ran off
with the man across the road.
But that's another poem.

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