poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

My Cage is Freedom
fogotten

Hey, how've you been
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I hope things are good with you
 2
That you don't think of me
 3
Or that if you so it not with bitter fondness
 4
But with apathy
 5
That I am as random and unimportant as something you were suppose to do but unwilling to remember
 6
 
 
I sit here trapped
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Listening to the noise caused by others
 8
Wishing for silence
 9
Longing for conversation
 10
The specificity of my needs demand a realization that is cliche.
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An acknowledgement that is circular
 12
A willingness that is transparent
 13
These I possess
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Along with a preaproved fickleness that can only be described as daunting
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My cage is freedom
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While the sentries of laziness watch with unwavering principle
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I rise and fall and leave at my choosing
 18
And yet I return willingly
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When I shut my eyes i see
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When I shut out the world
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All that is left is me
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All that I see is darkness
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