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:

After Burn...

The piercing light,
Dismembered smile,
Cursed eyes.
Yet all the while,
Enchating Me,
With her sweet breath.
I need not see,
That her Heart left.
I Need not worry,
She is my fears.
I need not be scared,
I see her tears.
Yet she is cruel,
This pain Is great.
I feel human,
I feel the Hate.
I feel the torment,
The slashing of her eyes.
I See her lonesome,
I hear her crys.
I Feel nothing,
Though I once did.
I'm About to explode,
From all my emotions hid.
I Am betrayed,
For i gave trust.
I Am destroyed,
Robbed of this gentil lust.
I Am But a fool,
I Pawn in this sickening game.
How can you hurt me so,
And towards yourself feel no shame.
Forget our cruel past,
It means Not a thing.
Not even a knife,
Can match the pain you bring.
So I am blinded now,
By this shade of hope i once knew,
Now remind me once again,
Why do I still love You...

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