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:

User (slight edit)

Alone and cold,
she feels your piercing breath.
Crawl under her skin
and into her mind.
O great droplet of death
penetrate to the deep,
water down her senses.
sputter, splatter,
droplet of death,
rains on her matter.
Almighty rain,
brings the pain.
Caresses of hurt
penetrate the skin,
can you feel them dig in?
Showers of pain
won't stop pelting your heart.
Droplet of death
leave her be,
take your needles out of her skin.
Give them to me
so I can feel
her pain.
So she won't be alone
in vain.

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