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:

midnight visitation

Last night i lay enveloped
in my fluffy sheets,
in deep and silent dreaming
when the Devil came to me
in shades of blue, and black.
Not red the way you imagine it,
that's just his alter-ego veil.
He taunted me and stabbed at me
with rusted iron spear,
With needles tinged with poison
smiling Patience in his lair.
And from my eyes the tears then fell,
the icy tears of hate;
and maybe that was his reward,
or maybe this is just my fate.

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