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 Man of My Life - Part I

old & scruffy.
i can't make out his face
behind what i remember
his long scraggly hair & beard.
oh that hair.
i want to
laugh at his cleverness & pure wit.
i'm sort of glad he's older
& drastically unattainable,
makes him that much more appealing
& genuinely attractive.
just wish he felt the same
glad that i'm younger
& drastically unattainable,
makes the idea of our union
so ridiculously frowned upon.
very much that cliché,
if there is one,
about being wrong but feeling right
it's in almost every song.

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