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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Notice of Termination

I regret I must inform you
That your position has been removed.
The title of "unfailing love"
Is no longer to be used.
Management has determined
That the tasks of this job aren't worth
The reported level of heartache
Your department always sends forth.
A number of emotional issues
Were discovered in Central Mind,
And a staff spike in "unfailing love"
Is the source we'd always find.
We hope you can find a place
Where your skills can be realized.
Management in Central Mind
Don't see your talents being utilized.
Best of luck in the future.
What's that? Oh yes, we've been told.
We need to fix the Heart's Air Conditioning...
It has become a bit cold.

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