poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Ruins
KaraQ

Build me a Castle, Lord
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  and I'll be sure to break it down
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      demolish every carefully
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                 polished column,
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                                         level
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                                                 it
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                                                   to
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                                                        the
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                                                             ground.
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Bulid me a castle, Lord,
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  and I'll ask for a dungeon,
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enclose myself within
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  the cold stone walls
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of my own selfish
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  blind insecurities--
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trying to hide from you, love
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  true love
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But there is no such hiding place.
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