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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Cheers, Death

Takes your breath
Rests your head
On her breasts
Lays hands on
Your last days
Sighs at your
She prevents your
Rotting alive
Teaches you when
You need to die
She comes for ye?
Exclaim, "Kampai!"
Offer her thanks
Of wine and rye
Kiss her like Judas
On the sly
When she declines
Don't ask why
Say farewell
Say goodbye.

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