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:

Death of an Addict

The subtle voice deep in your mind
calling you back to absolution.
The empty game it plays in your head,
seems more like a crucifixion.
No one can save you, the little girl inside
The melody that is memory, envelops your world
Twisted hallways and gothic doors
In a mind no longer recognized,
as your own.
Lonely and scared, huddled in the corner
Dying in a hallway, as sunset glows just out the window
It’s your death mask and looking glass
As you fade away.
As the sun burns out in all its brilliance,
Trumpeting the release of a star encrusted night sky,
You fade away…

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