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:

reflections of nothing

Screaming, as the silence echoes in my head
(in my head)
Staring in the mirror, The reflection
Reflections of nothing; reflections of me
There was a loss of all hope when I was alone
I see nothing
Staring through the image, through myself
And still seeing nothing at all
Your visions open my mind
Echoing in my head
Corroding my walls
Walls that continue to crumble
But still
All I can see
In the mirror
Are Reflections
Of nothing at all.

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