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:

damned to pain

i wish to desecrate you
and all that you stand for
id make myself happy
if i could shut this door
and lock you forever away
erase you from my mind
push you back down those stairs
you took to ruin mine
you stepped on my corpse
and stood on my heart
you cut me wide open
and split me apart
with a smile so beautiful
you pushed in the blade
a cheer rose from your lips
to keep me in pain
yet i am cursed by love
and am damned all alone
but as long as your gone
damnation is somewhat bearable

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