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:


Fidgety dancing
to the tempo of your ironclad vibrato,
I sweat and trembled,
Universe decompressed.
I was a boy.
You were the monster.
Your curses scratched the core of my being,
My bruises never healed.
You never allowed me to cry,
And I tried my best not to.
But it did fell one day, it was the day you called me a fag.
I will never surpass
nor level with my sister's accomplishments.
I will never make you proud,
so I stopped and died trying.
Your shadow gawks upon me in this room, your voice reverberate like rain water.
Why in this world
you still haunt me dad?
And I thought ending my life would rid me of you.
I was wrong, I guess ghosts can scream as well.

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