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 crowd of forty

by the phone
weeks pass
days flee.
hours before the time
...it rings.
"Can you confirm?"
The agreement: Yes.
finally here
finally there
a young fella's on stage
singing about life
and how he
"has his bitch in line"
as he strums the G chord
on his acoustic guitar
they all look towards me
shock in their eyes
wishing I hadn't confirmed
thinking it to be a dud
our turn
set up
start playing
to the people
behind the bar
sipping booze and
serving it
at the same time
I hear the G chord
once more
d i s t o r t e d
it begins
the emotion
the pain
the happiness
the first note
with rampage as it
out of my mouth
off of my tongue
the crowd of forty
goes WILD!

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