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:

Virtuous Tyrant

You broke me
13 hours into
my intentionally
bloody revolution
before the scent of,
smoke of,
imagined anarchy
had wafted on
artificial, movie-set
special-effects wind
and satisfied my
You took me
not as prisoner
captive nor trophy
stormed my
unarmed and silent
and I gripped the
till my cuticles dripped red
you won
found my shoes and followed
abandoned my troops
You have me
have been
the most virtuous tyrant
history ever has mumbled
my troops send me
begging my return
make a colorful

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