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:

I am afraid of Squirrels

Kill me and I won't scream because,
it has been too long.
Living life this way
as a vagrant piece of driftwood,
being shifted around by the waves of addiction.
Which blur the lines of sanity
(they have never been quite clear).
Soon I wish to be beached.
Have the padded nurse pick me up,
and send me to my rigid room.

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