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:

Moby's Alleged Dick (revised)

I apologize; my actions were more consequential
than I had plotted them to be when they were merely ideals.
It must have been the hard liquor you were drinking
that gave you the notion that I must be your villain.
It seems to me that, you have tested my faith and pushed
my belief to a boiling pot, in which has over-heated and toppled.
Of course, I knew of your state of mind so I just
nodded and went along minding my own.
How dare you speak of my past when you are
already enticing my future to be just as you intend it?
You are barely a man, how easily nature
controls your physical being. Ha!
But, never the less you tend to amaze me, for you have my life
in your hands, why, what better way to withhold redemption but death?
You must be sinning because as I am hoisted up by that thick rope I can
can see that pride dripping from your mouth.

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