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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

The Last Hunter

Take my hand,
It will make you shine,
Your eyes finding light
From stars unseen
Taste my tongue,
It will make you expand,
Your brain melting lust
With colors unknown.
Breathe my breath,
It will make you sink in,
Your lungs start to rip
From the tension inside.
Follow my trail,
It will make you become new
Your throat tickled nice
With the spice of the night.
Bleed my blood,
It will make your spirit cry,
Your whole body will tumble
While your grave becomes mine.

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