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:

Lion Boy

Arguing logic when I tell you
that my hinges are coming unscrewed
I find that you're my Earth
and I'm your moon
Inspiring in me bravery
Slowly uncurling my fists to take what's inside
Teaching me with no impatience
That I've nothing to hide
If I go to hell now, I go with you
the notion of jerking the lamp pull
and lighting the room
of deciding to change
of "being through"
the idea of watching the world crumble with you
is beginning to not seem so frightening

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