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:

10236 - Parkinsons

Her eyes are now dull jewels
merled from blindness
sunk from the weight
of all the wars and lovers she'd seen.
The Doctor showed me an X-ray
and for the first time in my life
I saw inside my Mother's head
her brain hung next to a negative
like the name they gave it
hanging from her toe
Her eyes will soon be ash
and through the eye of an urn
she will see the ocean again,
i never held her properly
but i will this time the once
before letting her go
and then I'll return to my son
embracing him tightly
so he'll never forget.

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