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:

Erase the Past

Looking deeper....eyes always give it away
Inside, far away....trapped
Walls, barriers, kicking, screaming
As the coldness settles in
The walls her enemy, the barrier to freedom
Tears so wet, cuts so deep, bruises so bare
But nothing can erase the past
A sea of pain,
Just play dead
No one will know
Just don't let the pain show
As she twist, he turns
She screams, he laughs,
She opens, he closes
She kicks, he sheilds
His pleasure, her pain
Harder and harder.....
Deeper and deeper....
Further and further....
A never ending nightmare
Memories won't erase
Nightmares keep her awake
Of his grip
His touch
His tear
His eyes
His stare
Haunting her forever
Her past cannot be erased
But it can be kept secret

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