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:

spew 3

take refuge behind words tapped out on screens
no shiny new prying eyes to reduce limit demean
deem obscene unseen reveries yet to be written
with no explanation or excuse
this Recluse still tries to make a scene
to be heard but not seen through
parading My spew past pews lined with reverent opinions
while I endeavor to deserve shouted loud Hallelujahs
have mercy on My tattered image
I am trying to rise again
self imposed solitude is not loneliness but an oasis of self reflection
stepping to the deep end of My thought swirling pool
hoping to be Narcissus just this once loving Me
enough to believe I am worthy of some immortality

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