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:

let it end.

The world is on the verge of spitting me out
Lukewarm and flavorless
the last of my passion was siphoned by another thief today.
if i could fall for a thousand years
and knew it would end in a thousand tears
I hope reality is at the bottom of this fall
I've been to the bottom time and time again
I've found myself here, with noone to love and no friends.
i'm being eaten by your disease and i'm tired of failing
what i see in the mirror turns my stomach, and makes me want to kill.
just let me find happiness one more time.
and allow me to see a good thing for what it is this time.

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