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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

a bullet did it; not me

the roses kiss against my skin
a slight distraction;
after an indelible sin
I left your filthy money on your bed,
and not a while after,
lay a soft salutation upon your head
I strode out of the room,
you lay it out for yourself;
you lay out your doom
bullets are sprawled across the floor,
like the people you tried to sell me to,
I guess that's why your blood's across the door
and now I am headed for the pier
so, just for now
goodbye my dear

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