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:


i. Anger has made me bitter
but I don't want to be bitter, I want to be sweet.
i feel like i'm a monkey
shitting on a conveyor belt at
timed intervals
i'm no longer a fish,
i don't flip and flop
now I toss and turn
ii. you've failed to RSVP to the party in my pants
iii. i am in love with Jekyll
because he is the dog and the wolf.
the sun on your back/in your eyes
on sunny days
there are still passing moments,
like clouds
(overcast and billowing moods)
i can never tell whether it's the wolf or the dog i'm in the company of--
these days i know my limits.
i would never take on a task I couldn't handle.
If I want something badly enough, I make it work,
like shoes a size too big
iv. sleep is for the weak, but i'm 6 days into a "nap"
tumbling down passages of strange and foreign books,
grasping for some thing
v.  I might love you.   I love you.   I loved you.
vi. i hate you on sometimes hours and find myself okay with that when i can't remember your face.

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