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:


You are what makes my eyes burn the way they do...
Its amazing how much I can convey
by the red lines of rage that burn
in my tainted gaze
You reap what you sow...
Don't you wish that you could be
the reason for my utter detachment with this
hallowed and worthless existence
You are what is wrong with the world...
"Damn you and your ignorance and all
those like you!" Are the words that careen
through my mind
You complete the half of me that can define beauty...
And it is beautiful how all things do
infact come full circle.
You will always be the same. Nothing.

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