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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

social unacceptability
ilenelush

there are those things
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we just don’t
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talk about
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For fear of
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hellfire
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and jail time
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that are bad
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for both
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redemption and reputation
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As
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if
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I
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really
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care
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about
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any of
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those
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things
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He might have died
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for your sins
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But He didn’t die
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for mine
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as I sit here
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thinking about
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sleeping
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with
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15
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year
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old
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boys
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Jesus save Me
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But not quite yet
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