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:

The Smoking Gun

Red roses and wonderful scents
Sick green thorns and deadly cuts
The pain kissed my only reminisce
The perfume on the jersey; eighty one
The memory of, holds and caresses
Sorrows with every stroke; so numb
Her wet eyes mirrored not happiness
But the selfishness of my own love
Sea shells whispered the deep secrets
Of her hazel seas in my ear drums
I dived deep, in emotions deepest
She is my breast stroke so I sunk
Bittersweet moonlight; so sleepless
My storm blocked out her rising sun
Morphine like bliss, numbing senses
Of the minor, beautiful smoking gun

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