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:

A Little Longer

Hunger pains me slow and deep
like whispers burning so good
      a little longer
Glass fragments of me and
what I used to be
Cracking on the inside
Well at least I'm not hollow
Hunger sears clear and hot
and I welcome the warmth
campfired in my belly it grows and turns to a wild fire
eating my guts then retching them up- it hurts
it hurts so good
At least I can still feel
Just a little longer
and I'll be better than before
smooth and small put your
fingers to my skin and feel how
thinly it stretches
Slide along my thighs
trace veins in the crease of my elbow
how far up my arm can you place your fist?
Almost all the way?
Just a little longer then
That's all i need

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