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:

Blow me out!

Now what?
Today, is my birthday.
lie half naked,
On my half made bed,
and drink to nothing.
I think nothing.
I feel nothing.
They tell me to join a club,
to talk shit about my art and
hear shit about theirs.
I draw their faces.
They’re all missing eyes and lips.
I wonder if they know it.
I wonder if they still try to fake their smiles,
and nod as they praise one another,
Who knows.
Who cares,
what the fuck is up in this world.
I’d rather be a bad drawing,
and never hear another voice,
I’d rather die
On  my “special day”
When I am supposed to get my nails done
And have pretty hair…
I do not.
No matter what,
when I blow out this candle,
I wish for someone to blow out mine.

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