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:

My Dark Passenger
ats

I am a special kind of monster.
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As I stand above you,
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I finally feel at peace.
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I breathe deeply
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almost tasting the salty
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dried blood.
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A one inch cut
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will be my only mark.
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Your sins will be my trophy.
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You beg and plead to my
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nonexistent soul and
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I feel nothing as my
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stainless steel blade adds you
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to it's list.
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Blood spatters everywhere
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as I deprive you of existence but
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The Code makes it as if I
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were never here.
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Tonight the monster sleeps long and deep.
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But an infant's cry wakes the beast.
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It saunters in the child's room.
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It picks the babe up in massive
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hairy arms.
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It brings the child to its lips and
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opens up "I love you"
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