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:

Sugar With Spice

Sitting alone in the back of the room,
Nobody seems to care.
Crying and dying, with nothing to do.
Everyone wants to stare.
*Say what you want now*
Sitting alone on the rowdy bus,
I cry a solitary tear.
Mind is swirling in a big fuss,
And my heart is pumped with fear.
*Say what you want now*
Sitting alone in my dark home,
My hands, they start to shake.
Sobbing my heart out, all alone,
I realize my friends are fake.
*Say what you want now*
Sitting alone along the street,
I stare up at the blue sky.
Drifting with thoughts of hopeless treats,
I slowly start to die.
*It has no effect on me*
Sitting alone with an empty gaze,
My anger shoots up high.
Your spiteful words no longer phase,
And I'll no longer cry.
*Say what you want now*
*Say what you want now*
*Say what you want now*
*It has no effect on me*

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