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:


in a sense, im still breathing
but my heart is undecided if it wants to pump more blood,
believe me when i say im not dead but im not alive
and that theres nothing to stop the pain.
recreate me and build me up with smiles,
then you shoot me down and fill me up with intense rage.
what have you done to me?
why would you smother me in pain when all i did was love you?
put your plate of shit in front of me
if im weak ill taste the pain
if i am strong ill shove it in your fucking face and say,"im nothing at all to you".
no more nights of haunted dreams
no more hunger to make one scream
kill the imposter who took you away
tear out their heart and bite the veins
chew your flesh untill it bleeds
deny you another chance to see me breath
make you feel as i once did
and forever i will remain hid

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