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:

the difficulties of adolescence

they arrived in Spring
without invitation, and
randomly dispersed themselves
before i could realize
what they were up to.
i convinced myself their stay
would be temporary
and believed they would be gone
if i remained civil to them
or just plain ignored them.
by Autumn i knew i was wrong.
change was happening all around
but not the change i wanted.
what i thought was a brief stay
was in fact an invasion.
tomorrow i have decided
i am going to commit mass murder.
i bought a 12 pack of disposable

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