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 Dark Passenger

I am a special kind of monster.
As I stand above you,
I finally feel at peace.
I breathe deeply
almost tasting the salty
dried blood.
A one inch cut
will be my only mark.
Your sins will be my trophy.
You beg and plead to my
nonexistent soul and
I feel nothing as my
stainless steel blade adds you
to it's list.
Blood spatters everywhere
as I deprive you of existence but
The Code makes it as if I
were never here.
Tonight the monster sleeps long and deep.
But an infant's cry wakes the beast.
It saunters in the child's room.
It picks the babe up in massive
hairy arms.
It brings the child to its lips and
opens up "I love you"

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