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:

computer keys

there are tears on my keys now.
thats funny.
but not really, im not laughing.
more sad, really.
they bubble up,
like a thrid degree burn.
a blister on my lifeline
these tears on my keys.
it hurts,
to see them, just sitting there.
all alone on the luke-warm gray of
my computer keys.
as i type out my last goodbye.

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