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:

Work In Progress - Glass Feelings edit:1

I have eaten glass.
I've swallowed the sharp shards
felt them inside my intestines.
I have bitten my tongue,
I have devoured it entirely.
I have spilled my heart, onto a cold concrete floor.
I've had it stepped on, in the most rude and cliche` ways.
I've burned my eyes, with images of all sorts.
sexual, morbid, beautiful.
scarring my already festering mind.
I've burned my face with the stench and heat of cigarettes
I've shoved fish hooks up my cunt. and ripped them out again.
I have masturbated with a lobster.
I have sucked on a welding torch.
I've been put in branks.
I've had a Ripper taken to me, for my whorish deeds.
I have been Human, in all extremes,
feelings.... hatred

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