poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

the difficulties of adolescence
unknown

they arrived in Spring
 1
without invitation, and
 2
randomly dispersed themselves
 3
before i could realize
 4
what they were up to.
 5
 
 
i convinced myself their stay
 6
would be temporary
 7
and believed they would be gone
 8
if i remained civil to them
 9
or just plain ignored them.
 10
 
 
by Autumn i knew i was wrong.
 11
change was happening all around
 12
but not the change i wanted.
 13
what i thought was a brief stay
 14
was in fact an invasion.
 15
 
 
tomorrow i have decided
 16
i am going to commit mass murder.
 17
i bought a 12 pack of disposable
 18
razors.
 19

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