poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

macabre
unknown

at times
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i feel badly
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for harsh words
 3
spoken in anguish
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i then realize
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that i've put to rest a ghost
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that has haunted me
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for centuries
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stories of deception
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fueled the cruel smiles
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that destroyed
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our daily lives
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and sweet words
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soaked in disdain
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whispered into our ears,
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"my love, my darling"
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tearing pictures in two
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to tell our own tales,
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worlds where we were
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always the victim
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we were
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that age old duo
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that part in public
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but stalk the other's dreams
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macabre romances
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have done wonders
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for dying breeds
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and fallen souls
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