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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Heart Bomb

Like a firecracker or pack of C4 strapped to my heart,
It explodes inside my insides.
And she won’t respond back to me.
Doesn’t she know…
Doesn’t she know that playing these games hurts?
Where has all the romance gone?
Perhaps with my bleeding entrails,
It lies in a puddle of blood on the floor
Mopped up, poured down a drain, and mixed.
Mixed with the rest of the pollution as it’s pulled out to sea.
This is really starting to hurt…

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