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:

Inner Intruder

Have you ever felt unsafe?
Inside your own four walls
Ever felt like you should run
From the kid across the hall
When you get into your bed
Do you turn off all the lights?
Pull the covers up and pray
Can I please survive the night?
If you heard him coming in
Would you just lay and wait for death
Or would you jump up, knock him down
And fight until the last breath
Are you afraid of that young man?
The one you never want to see
Well he’ll never go away
He’s just another side of me

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