poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

As Wounds Go Unhealed
unknown

She's afraid
 1
of aloneness--
 2
fearful it will stalk
 3
and taunt her.
 4
 
 
So she remains
 5
in fantasy,
 6
pretending
 7
her frog's a prince;
 8
accepting
 9
fragmented love.
 10
 
 
She lacks the self-esteem
 11
to request more.
 12
 
 
Her confidence blemished,
 13
her dreams severed,
 14
her visions of love distorted
 15
by childhood wounds.
 16
Sores, never nursed,
 17
were left open,
 18
stinging.
 19
 
 
Her heart screams
 20
in captivity
 21
and agony,
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but she cannot hear.
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