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:

Nightmare
tigerlily

Screaming
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Sweating
 2
Sprinting away from
 3
Horror.
 4
A greasy, grimy
 5
Seven foot maniac calls my name
 6
A dark hallway appears
 7
This tenebrous trail is my only option
 8
My only hope to live
 9
Scrambling
 10
Stumbling, but
 11
Slipping out of his reach
 12
I call for your help
 13
And hear nothing but my echo in return
 14
Tears streaking down my face
 15
As I discover a room
 16
Dimly lit, the walls
 17
Draped with demonic devices
 18
Panicked,
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Turning,
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Hunting for an exit
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He grabs my hair, pulls me to his side
 22
I clench my trembling teeth
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Try to break free
 24
I push and pull from his intense grip
 25
My mouth tenses,
 26
My teeth grind
 27
They start to shatter
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White shards of ivory fall through my fingertips
 29
Bending to pick up the remains
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Gasping for air through sobs of fright
 31
Of loss
 32
Of confusion
 33
On hands and knees I crawl away
 34
Hide behind carts and chairs
 35
Screaming still for you
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But you are caught, too.
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