poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

The hunter, rewritten
Storytime

There are black beings of the night
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that prowl the unlit street.
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They are the creatures who give fright
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to all the prey they meet.
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They have a purpose; they exist
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to cull the weak and ill,
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for they discern who can resist
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and have the strongest will.
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But yet they only roam in packs
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alone they are the prey.
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I observe their frightening tracks
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and hunt them in the day.
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