poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Imperfect Messiah
unknown

From scars of her painted tendrils
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I was a whore.
 2
In her albumen stare
 3
I became Christ
 4
And he fucked the whore
 5
Bleeding it dry
 6
As Judas tied a noose
 7
Oscillating in silver,
 8
From the ravaged tree
 9
My cross was carved from.
 10
 
 
This throne you nailed me on
 11
Carries your burden
 12
and I want you to know
 13
I will never forgive you,
 14
For you know what you did
 15
Worshipping me as a messiah
 16
When I was just a mortal
 17
Now a banished pariah
 18
Who lived a life of agony
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For a blissful death
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Where he’d once again be man
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and loved by a woman
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as nothing more
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