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:

My Affirmation

I feel frozen to the point of inactivity
Born from the fear that an attempt at productivity
will result in an affirmation of my incompetence
in anything virtuous.
Maybe I should choose to see it as
an attempt of my brilliant mind
to sabotage my potentially brilliant achievements
flowing from my brilliant ideas.
I've decided
To get up
Swirl my hair
Put away my shoes
Order my table
Clean my stove
Read my energy literature
Mark exercise 2
And should my quiet hope be interrupted
I'll have a quick bath
And continue whatever should follow
with positivity
Tonight, Tomorrow

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