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:

Falling from consciousness

I’ve given you my all
Everything I had
Preoccupied, though I fall
You made me this bad
Calling me the one
That threw you away
What have I done?
Was it today?
I cared for you
Now I’m shedding tears
I was there for you
I thought it would be years
You’re being so hideous
It isn’t my fault
Falling from consciousness
Laying out cold
It doesn’t help to feel this way
So what must I do?
Adopting two words as from today…
Screaming FUCK YOU!

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