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:

Morning Me

The person that I was last night
told me to get up this morning,
reason enough to resent him, right there -
he's just not easy to like sometimes,
I agree
like when he gets all defensive,
raises his voice,
says mean things, and worst of all,
the way he feels justified in doing it
I'm sitting on the side of the bed
just turned off the alarm clock
he set so carefully last night,
and look over at you sleeping, turned away,
curled in fetal position
I open up the blinds
and the morning sun floods in,
and with it hope,
that you might give the morning me
another chance.

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