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:


raining outside
sounds playing in my head.
a constant soundtrack in my head.
a rain a rain a rain
ohmyfucking GOD
just so
everything everything
and it's all
as a soundtrack
constant soundsounds
working on a painting
so unfinished
in a way grotesque abstraction
in a way beautiful abstraction
so unfinished.
my god...
it's all so fucking
staring up into the rain is so immaculate
white drops appearing only feet above your face
and swerving curves swerving
god a constant soundtrack
the rain breaks my body
breaks my -
ohmyfucking GOD
what is with this all
I'm breaking at pieces
I'm stitching at seams
I don't even make sense but hey
a break and a pain
a rain so
'i want to fall in love in a consequence free world'
and and and and
all this fucking
all this
I will never stop trying
never give up
it's not worth stopping
it's never worth stopping
it's never
I'm breaking myself with everything
but breaking even means something
there's a reason
a constant soundtrack
I want to throw everything around
in a violent [--]-influenced fit
rain-influenced fit
life-influenced fit

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