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:

Living Through Me (huge revision)

Its not that i dont like you,
or that you have raised me wrong,
but you have shown me that it is very important
to be myself
instead of what everyone wants.
that includes you, mother.
you want me to be just like you,
to follow in your footsteps
but i cant brethe in your clostrophobic world,
and i need to take a breath
i know that who i really am
may not be who you want,
but i will always be me,
and i will never be you,
so let me breathe...
stop living through me.

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