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:

Sickening Symphony

Sickening Symphony
Sweet sickening symphony of noise
your lifestyle astounds me
Joyous cacophony of pretzeled figures
your bent shape of reality
destroys my mind
The anger of love
and the love of anger
they are the same
I make you sick
with my tedious words
The bleach went to my head
and the sugar to my thighs
you lick, hoping for sweet sorrow
but find only the bitter taste of shame
Have you forgotten my existence?
Are you having fun with me on the back burner
while you live and love without my hope

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