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:

The Grasshopper and the Story

Long, long ago
(more like yesterday long ago),
there was a boy who didn't have
energy to chase fairy tails. His life
was perfect as far as standards
for misery, his parents jumping over
each other at every little thing,
screaming, and yelling at the boy,
telling him he wasn't worth it.
They did this constantly.
So usually the boy ran to a field,
which bloomed with insect life.
They sprung everywhere
in blind panic at the presence of
someone so misguided; hopping, and
representing the boy's confused nature.
In this land he became a powerful grass
stopper, burning at the life that once
thrived here; an emperor of discarded
compassion. He pretended that here
he actually had dignity, for when he
went home, everything went back
to its filthy condition.
With the green blood he gathered, he
painted the sidewalk with a picture of
him and his family.

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