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:

panic attack (revised)

The anxiety fills the gaps between my breaths,
Panic resounds inside my soul.
All words seem to have been lost,
Swept away along with my self control.
Displaced anger leaves me immobile,
Terror beats within my ribcage.
Under this pressure i am lifeless,
Suddenly my air tight bubble pops.
The world seems to stop I can breathe now,
The urgency ebbs away from my lungs.
Life struggles back into my deceased soul,
My panic attack is over once more.

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