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:

Schizophrenia, Death and Reincarnation - Part II

I sit in his chair
and wear his clothes
I fuck his wife
and beat his children
I see him in the mirror
and grin at his weakness
I look through his eyes
but I see the world clearer than he
He rages while I weep
but carries no blame
He feels nothing
but slowly I bleed
He parades, innocent
but I am damned
He has no soul
so I commit my frame to dust
Heads or tails?

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