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:

Ripping Limb From Limb

                             A cold leather face
                             My heart like stone
                             I fear to let you in
                             In spite of my soul
                          The terror you’d know
                       The shame you could find
                        The thoughts that I hide
            I hear some voice in the dark of my mind
                    If you’d spend a day in my head
                   I’d bet you’d put a bullet in yours
                      For the things that you’d find
                                   The Jekyll
                                   The Hyde
                             The musical chairs
                       I’m the seat you can’t find

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