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:

child abuse reports and bag ladies

so it was decided for me.
the truth became her truth, not mine;
a whirlwind of judgement calls,
a crushing slap of awakening.
he'll see he's done wrong; he'll shape it up.
shape what up?  
how do you Cure the Incurable?
by pretending it Doesn't Exist?
the deafening silence walked with me to my door.
to my car.
to the road away,
the road of leaving home.
to the toothless bag lady in Lake Aerosmith with the 47 kids.
my new Home.

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