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:

Imperfect Messiah

From scars of her painted tendrils
I was a whore.
In her albumen stare
I became Christ
And he fucked the whore
Bleeding it dry
As Judas tied a noose
Oscillating in silver,
From the ravaged tree
My cross was carved from.
This throne you nailed me on
Carries your burden
and I want you to know
I will never forgive you,
For you know what you did
Worshipping me as a messiah
When I was just a mortal
Now a banished pariah
Who lived a life of agony
For a blissful death
Where he’d once again be man
and loved by a woman
as nothing more

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