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:


at times
i feel badly
for harsh words
spoken in anguish
i then realize
that i've put to rest a ghost
that has haunted me
for centuries
stories of deception
fueled the cruel smiles
that destroyed
our daily lives
and sweet words
soaked in disdain
whispered into our ears,
"my love, my darling"
tearing pictures in two
to tell our own tales,
worlds where we were
always the victim
we were
that age old duo
that part in public
but stalk the other's dreams
macabre romances
have done wonders
for dying breeds
and fallen souls

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