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:

An ugly sunset

like a rainbow
you disappeared right before my eyes
when I got too close
taking it so personally
that I didn’t want to live in this cliché
but I’m not ignoring you I swear
I’m far too busy being ignorant
and now you've witnessed a disappointing miracle
carrying everyone else's baggage
like some self appointed atlas
did you honestly expect different results
making a perfect stranger your confidant?
your rude awakening
politely roused me from my own slumber
so I'll be crying at your funeral tonight
remembering the time you asked :
ever gone everywhere?

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